Weaves shares “Coo Coo” +EU & US tour dates + LP due June 17‏

“Coo Coo,” the latest single from Weaves’ forthcoming debut full length, is premiering today on Noisey. Building around an uncharacteristically mellow percussive pulse, and a simple, yet subtly irresistible vocal melody, before erupting in a nearly anarchic rhythmic cascade, the track encapsulates the dynamism of the band’s live performance, which, according to vocalist Jasmyn Burke, is in part the result of the song’s development as a longtime staple of Weaves’ live sets.

“This one came together relatively quickly but it’s really grown on us as a band as we’ve played it live. We recorded it off the floor with very few overdubs as we really feed off of each other when we play it in a live context, so we tried to capture that in the recording. The song sort of just fell out of me. I had been frustrated with a person who had been in and out of my life for many years and I finally decided to cut them out for good. I’ve always been attracted to a bit of a wild man, a nomad or lost soul of sorts and after a fight one night I just went to the studio and this sentiment started spewing out. I think when you’re in the thick of a tumultuous relationship sometimes you think you’re the one for them but then the next moment you don’t know what’s going wrong or how you’re really feeling. So for me Coo Coo was about looking back and also letting go. I was sort of laughing at my time spent jumping in and out of some sort of 10 year rendezvous that was leading to nowhere because I don’t think we ever really wanted it to work. I mean, where would be the fun in that?”

– Jasmyn Burke

STREAM: “Coo Coo” –


Weaves’ self-titled LP, due out on June 17th, is already one of the most anticipated debuts of 2016. Building on the promise of their 2014 EP, the record has captured international attention, receiving early praise from outlets like Pitchfork, NPR, The Guardian, FADER, NME, The New York Times, Stereogum, The Sunday Times, and Rolling Stone.

Weaves have been working on the album for almost as long as they have been a band, tracking with Leon Taheny (Dilly Dally, Owen Pallett, Austra) in sessions that span most of the last two years. Mixed by Alex Newport (Death Cab for Cutie, Melvins, At The Drive In) and mastered by John Greenham (Death Grips, Sky Ferreira), the result is an album that traverses the band’s history, exploring every facet of their always adventurous approach to pop music and leaving no idea unexplored. Filled beyond bursting with hooks and possibilities, it’s the sound of a band propelled forward by the thrill of discovering the limits of their sound and gleefully pushing past them. “We’re always trying to push ourselves,” says Waters, “sometimes it feels like bands aren’t necessary, like they’re not the one’s pushing music forward, so I think we’re trying to hopefully prove that bands aren’t boring. If we are going to be a band and if we are going to do this guitar, bass and drums thing then we might as well see how much we can fuck it up.”

Tour Dates

05/28 London, ON – Grickle Grass festival

06/02 Berlin, DE – FluxBau

06/03 Mannheim, DE – Maifeld Derby festival

06/04 Nimes, FR – This Is Not A Love Song festival

06/05 Paris, FR – Le Pop Up Du Label

06/07 Tunbridge Wells, UK – Wells Forum #

06/08 London, UK – Dingwalls #

06/09 Birmingham, UK – Sunflower Lounge #

06/10 Edinburgh, UK – Electric Circus #

06/11 Liverpool, UK – Studio 2 #

06/12 Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute #

06/13 Nottingham, UK – Bodega #

06/14 Cardiff, UK – The Globe #

06/15 Cambridge, UK – Portland Arms #

06/17 Antwerp, BE – Trix

06/18 Hilvarenbeek, NL – Best Kept Secret festival

06/20 Nottingham, UK – Rough Trade (in-store)

06/21 London, UK – Rough Trade East (in-store)

06/22 Bristol, UK – Rise Music (in-store)

06/24 Oslo, NO – Piknik I Parken festival

06/29 Lille, FR – La Peniche

06/30 Derby, UK – The Venue

07/01, Bedford, UK, Esquires

07/02 Aldershot, UK – West End Centre

07/03 Brighton, UK – The Prince Albert

07/04 Guildford, UK – Boileroom

07/08 Winchester, UK – Railway

07/09 Milton Keynes, UK – Craufurd Arms

07/12 Leicester, UK – The Musician

07/14 London, UK – Shacklewell Arms

07/15 Southwold, UK – Latitude festival

07/17 Glasgow, UK – Nice N Sleazy

07/18 Newcastle, UK – Think Tank

07/19 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club

07/23 Huntington, UK – Secret Garden Party festival

08/09 Columbia, MO – Café Berlin

08/10 Dallas, TX – Three Links

08/12 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge

08/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo

08/15 Seattle, WA – Barboza

08/16 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret

08/18 Calgary, AB – Palomino

08/19 Saskatoon, SK – Vangelis Tavern

08/20 Winnipeg, MB – Rainbow Trout Music Festival

08/21 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

08/22 Chicago, IL – Schubas

08/24 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge *

08/25 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right *

08/26 Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA *

08/27 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern

09/02-04 Salisbury, UK – End of the Road festival

# w/ Beach Slang

* w/ Cayetana




June 17th 

Kanine (US)

Buzz Records (Canada)

Memphis Industries (RoW)

Pre-Order Weaves


1. Tick

2. Birds & Bees

3. Candy

4. Shithole

5. Eagle

6. Two Oceans

7. Human

8. Coo Coo

9. Sentence

10. One More

11. Stress

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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