In a little over two short years, Weaves have gone from a collection of voice memos on Jasmyn Burke’s
iPhone to establishing themselves as one of the most stridently individual acts to emerge from Toronto’s
fertile and multifaceted DIY scene. Led by the collaborative efforts of Jasmyn Burke and Morgan Waters,
the band have built a devoted audience while capturing the attention of the international media with a
brand of ebullient, art-damaged pop music as difficult to categorize as it is to ignore.
The group began in a series of sessions in the bedroom of Water’s Chinatown apartment, where Waters
and Burke would record increasingly elaborate demos built from Burke’s phone full of songs. They
transitioned to a full band line up in late 2013, adding bassist Zach Bines and drummer Spencer Cole,
and quickly set to work recording their debut EP which was released on Buzz Records in the summer of
2014. The EP made an immediate splash, garnering praise from Noisey, Rookie and Spin, and earning
Weaves a “band to watch” tag from Rolling Stone. Glowing write ups of the band’s performances at that
year’s CMJ from The Guardian and NME followed, cementing Weaves’ reputation as one of the year's
most exciting new bands.
Word continued to spread in 2015 with the release of their single “Tick,” ahead of the band’s first
European tour, which included dates with Hinds, Dan Deacon and Pissed Jeans, and appearances at
Glastonbury and Iceland Airwaves. With their already sterling live show only sharpened by their time on
the road, the band returned to CMJ in October and emerged as one of the hottest acts of the festival,
earning "best of the festival" write ups from NPR and The New York Times among others, and further
building the anticipation for their forthcoming full length.
Weaves have been working on their debut LP 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. The band toured the US,
Canada & Europe for over 6 months in 2016, including support runs with Mitski, Sunflower Bean, Beach
Slang & Dilly Dally and a slew of summer festivals (e.g., EOTR, Latitude, etc...); and culminating in a
2017 JUNO nomination for best Alternative Album Of The Year. Filled beyond bursting with hooks and
possibilities, Weaves possess the sound of a band propelled forward by the thrill of discovering the limits
of their sound and gleefully pushing past them.

Indie rock trio from Hamilton, Ontario

Brandon Munro - Drums
Nimal Agalawatte - Bass/Synth
Chrisy Hurn - Guitar/Vocals

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