Weaves Share Video for New Political Song “Scream” (Feat. Tanya Tagaq)

Wide Open Due Out October 6 via Kanine

Sep 19, 2017
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Canada's Weaves are releasing a new album, Wide Open, on October 6 via Kanine in the U.S. (and Buzz Records in Canada and Memphis Industries in the rest of the world). Previously we shared its first single, "#53." Now they have shared another song from the album, the politically motivated "Scream," via a video for the song. The track and video both feature fellow Canadian Tanya Tagaq. They also performed the song together at the Polaris Prize Gala last night (both were nominated, neither won). Weaves self-directed the video, which you can watch below. Also below is their Polaris performance and Weaves' upcoming tour dates.

Weaves singer Jasmyn Burke had this to say about the song in a press release: "I almost don't think of 'Scream' as a song, it's like a sculpture in the middle of the album, sticking out poking people like a 3D installation. The initial demo was just one guitar riff and me hitting my pant leg really hard and the loop just stirred up some sort of emotional whirlwind in my mind. I think everyone is having a hard time processing what's happening right now and I started thinking about how some people hate or want to harm me because of my physical appearance, and that made me want to write something about loving yourself. 

"On tour we meet so many people, and often I meet young girls and women of color who say they've never seen someone that looks like them represented in a rock band. I just wanted to say, 'hey, we're here, we're strong and we deserve to see ourselves reflected more often in the world.' Female identifying people regardless of race are not just one person -- we have different ideals, passions, friends etc. and yet we get pigeon-holed or are systemically dismissed and treated as less. 

"This song came out of my heart. The band and Tanya elevated it in a way that's just real and raw. It's definitely an experience." 

 

Weaves Tour Dates:

09/30 Toronto, ON, Venus Fest
10/06 Guelph, ON, eBar
10/07 Edmonton, AB, UPDT Fest
10/08 Hamilton, ON, Mills Hardware
10/10 Ottawa, ON, House of TARG
10/11 Montreal, QC, Le Ritz
10/12 Burlington, VT, ArtsRiot #
10/13 Boston, MA, Middle East Upstairs #
10/14 Philadelphia, PA, Boot & Saddle #
10/15 Washington, DC, DC9 #
10/17 Brooklyn, NY, Rough Trade #
10/20 Halifax, NS, Halifax Pop Explosion
10/24 Oslo, NO, Krosset
10/25 Copenhagen DK, Huset
10/27 Amsterdam, NL, London Calling Fest
10/30 Cologne, DE, Underground
10/31 Hamburg, DR, Haekken
11/02 Prague, CZ, Cross Club
11/03 Berlin, DE, Auster Club
11/06 Vienna, AT, Chelsea Club
11/08 Basel, CH, Kaserne ~
11/09 Geneva, CH, La Makhno
11/10 Paris, FR, Espace B
11/11 Brussels, BE, Botanique
11/13 Cambridge, UK, Portland Arms
11/14 Leicester, UK, The Musician
11/15 Glasgow, Scotland, King Tuts
11/16 Leeds, UK, Oporto
11/17 Manchester, UK, Eagle Inn
11/18 Newcastle, UK, Think Tank?
11/19 Birmingham, UK, Hare & Hounds
11/20 Bristol, UK, Crofters Rights
11/21 London, UK, Oslo
11/22 Brighton, UK, Green Door Store

# w/ Tancred
~ w/ TOPS

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