“Bottle Rocket,” a new track from Mississippi-via-Nashville rising stars The Weeks’ highly anticipated new album Easy, premieres today—listen here. The new track follows previous singles “Talk Like That” and “Gold Don’t Rust,” currently making waves at radio nationwide. Easy, the band’s third album, is set for release April 7 on Lightning Rod Records.
OurVinyl’s video of the band performing “Bottle Rocket” also debuts today, watch it here and check out a live version of “Talk Like That” here.
Following their recent dates with Kings of Leon, The Weeks will kick off a nationwide tour this spring, starting April 4 at New York’s Bowery Ballroom with further shows in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Nashville, Austin, LosAngeles, SanFrancisco, Seattle and more.
Watch the video for “Talk Like That,” directed and shot by the band’s own drummer Cain Barnes, here. Pre-order Easy, with special, limited-edition packages—including one of a kind artwork by band members Cain and Cyle Barnes, here.
The Weeks recorded Easy over the course of two weeks at Memphis, TN’s Ardent Studios with producer Paul Ebersold. The band left Nashville to record in order to disassociate themselves from their everyday routines in the city, and to find a halfway point between Mississippi and Nashville. “Memphis has always been the capitol of North Mississippi to us,” says guitarist Sam Williams. “We went there to be at Ardent. We knew Paul had learned everything from John Frye and John Hammond so we figured that was the spot. It’s important to keep those historic studios alive and not let them become museums.”
Of the record, frontman Cyle Barnes says, “We called it Easy because every time I make music with these guys, it’s easy. It feels good. But the other side of it is there’s nothing easy about being in a band. There’s nothing easy about staying together for ten years and still wanting to make music. We have the hardest and easiest job on the planet. But it works for us.”
Thematically, Easy explores new ground for the band. Bassist Damien Bone explains, “We just wanted to make a rock record. We weren’t as concerned making it a southern rock record. The southern thing is always going to part of what we do.”