Hitch A Ride With Weaves In The Video For “One More”

The Toronto band joyride through the desert in support of their debut LP.

May 02, 2016

Judge Holden, the hellish scholar in Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian, says, “The desert upon which so many have been broken is vast and calls for largeness of heart but it is also ultimately empty.” Who has a larger heart, even in the face of despair, than Weaves? Behind every crunchy riff and dizzy wail lies a clear and indomitable spirit. Fittingly, the “bent pop” band's new video “One More” shows how to deal with all of life's barren expanses, literal or otherwise: with pom-poms and pals, even if, as the lyrics of bandleader Jasmyn Burke suggest, your lifeboat only has limited room.

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They came together in Toronto, but Weaves will take on the world June 17 with their self-titled debut album, out on Kanine/Buzz Records/Memphis Industries. The band's co-founder and guitarist Morgan Waters told us about how touring life nearly led four nice Canadians to a violent climax the Judge would have likely approved of.

We made this video while on our first American tour. We didn't know if we were going to kill each other, being stuck in a van together the whole time. We shot this video by ourselves in Rock City, New Mexico in the middle of our drive from Toronto to Los Angeles. We're Canadians, we had to get to know the desert the old fashioned way: with pom poms and a video camera. I filmed Jasmyn from the back of the van as we both yelled at Spencer to drive the right speed while Zach did playback and offered moral support. We smelled burning and assumed it was the smell of America but the mechanic told us the emergency brake was stuck.

Weaves Tour Dates

06/02/16 Berlin, DE @ FluxBau
06/03/16 Mannheim, DE @ Maifeld Derby festival
06/04/16 Nimes, FR @ This Is Not A Love Song festival
06/05/16 Paris, FR @ Le Pop Up Du Label
06/07/16 Tunbridge, UK @ Wells Forum #
06/08/16 London, UK @ Dingwalls #
06/09/16 Birmingham, UK @ Sunflower Lounge #
06/10/16 Edinburgh, UK @ Electric Circus #
06/11/16 Liverpool, UK @ Studio 2 #
06/12/16 Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute #
06/13/16 Nottingham, UK @ Bodega #
06/14/16 Cardiff, UK @ The Globe #
06/15/16 Cambridge, UK @ Portland Arms #
06/17/16 Antwerp, BE @ Trix
06/18/16 Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret festival
06/20/16 Nottingham, UK @ Rough Trade (in-store)
06/21/16 London, UK @ Rough Trade East (in-store)
06/22/16 Bristol, UK @ Rise Music (in-store)
06/24/16 Oslo, NO @ Piknik I Parken
06/29/16 Lille, FR @ La Peniche
06/30/16 Derby, UK @ The Venue
07/01/16 Bedford, UK @ Esquires
07/02/16 Aldershot, UK @ West End Centre
07/03/16 Brighton, UK @ Hope and Ruin
07/04/16 Guildford, UK @ Boileroom
07/08/16 Winchester, UK @ Railway
07/09/16 Milton Keynes, UK @ Craufurd Arms
07/12/16 Leicester, UK @ The Musician
07/15/16 Southwold, UK @ Latitude festival
07/17/16 Glasgow, UK @ Nice N Sleazy
07/18/16 Newcastle, UK @ Think Tank
07/19/16 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
07/23/16 Huntington, UK @ Secret Garden Party festival
08/09/16 Columbia, MO @ Café Berlin
08/10/16 Dallas, TX @ Three Links
08/12/16 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
08/13/16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
08/15/16 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
08/22/16 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
08/24/16 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
08/25/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
09/02-04/16 Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road festival
# w/ Beach Slang

Hitch A Ride With Weaves In The Video For “One More”