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Weaves Add "Anthem-Makers" to Their Resume with Storming New Song "#53"

The Toronto band's new album 'Wide Open' is out October 6.
Photo by Brendan George Ko

Weaves are proof that weird will always succeed with enough gumption, as their great self-titled debut album was just nominated for Canada's Polaris Music Prize. Not seeking to rest on their laurels, the Toronto quartet is already releasing another album on October 6 called Wide Open. The announcement comes alongside a barnstormer of a single coyly titled "#53."

Compared to their early, loopy Pixies-inspired material, this new one is a bizarro Springsteen ripper, complete with glockenspiel riff. Where Jasmyn Burke used to use her vocals and lyrics like an abstract painter, they've now been honed into a big, cathartic shout-along chorus: "I don't wanna think about you again / I don't wanna dream about you again / I know I'm gonna cry about you again!"

Burke said in a statement that "I let out how I was feeling about a lot of things. Existing on the road, existing at home, living in a time when a lot of younger people feel helpless—it's all given me a new vigor and desire to be ferocious with our music." You can stream "#53" below and pre-order Wide Open (that Tanya Tagaq feature, woo!) here.