Delivering a clever and bracing brand of indie rock full of wit, energy, and arty left turns, Weaves were formed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2013.
Featuring Jasmyn Burke on lead vocals, Morgan Waters on guitar, Zach Bines on bass, and Spencer Cole on drums, Weaves began when Burke was playing a solo show in which she accompanied herself on guitar and a looping sampler, and Waters was in the audience. Waters liked what he heard, and the two were soon exchanging ideas about music. It wasn't long before they were sharing demos they'd worked up on Garageband and collaborating on fresh material. As Burke and Waters began accumulating songs, they brought Bines and Cole aboard so they could play out, and Weaves began making a name for themselves on the fertile Toronto indie music scene. They almost immediately began recording, releasing a digital single, "Hulahoop," at the end of April 2013. A second single, "Motorcycle," followed in July 2013, and a third, "Take a Dip," arrived in September 2013. The three singles were collected with three new songs for a six-song EP, simply titled Weaves, released in April 2014. In 2016, Weaves struck a deal with the Brooklyn-based independent label Kanine Records
and the Canadian label Buzz Records
, who jointly released the group's first full-length album, also titled Weaves. The group hit the road in support of the release, and their appearances at 2016's SXSW festival earned them plenty of positive press on both sides of the border, especially for Burke's dramatic performance style. In October 2017, the band released their highly anticipated sophomore outing, Wide Open. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi