CMW: BUZZ Records Presents Weaves – Tickets – Lee’s Palace. – Toronto, ON – April 22nd, 2017

CMW: BUZZ Records Presents Weaves

CMW: BUZZ Records Presents Weaves

Sat 04/22

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Toronto, ON

$20.00 LTD CMW Badges/Wristbands

This event is 19 and over

Weaves - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
Weaves is a guerrilla project, intentionally forcing each member to create outside of the tiresome redundancy of a four-piece band. Reluctant to hide behind a wall of reverb or instantly affiliate with a scene, they are focused on mirroring pop sensibilities while evoking a visual and vulgarized experience.

Jasmyn Burke and Morgan Waters were sick of making music. Burke had just moved on from her long-time project RatTail but didn't know if she should continue, or how. Waters had seen his fair share of the poppier side of the Canadian music industry but was disillusioned and longing for more grit. The two were reinvigorated after a chance meeting and the exchange of some preliminary cellphone demos. The tension between Burke's affinity for topsy-turvy tunes and Waters' ear for buoyant pop hooks meant that their resulting songs could totally revel in fun, arty, noisy weirdness yet still maintain a level of accessibility. Rhythm section Spencer Cole and Zach Bines have since joined to help fill out Weaves' freaky, three-dimensional songs in the studio as well as onstage.
Casper Skulls - (Set time: 11:00 AM)
Vallens - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Robyn Phillips spent her early years in Toronto playing lead guitar in several bands. With an experience of performing and writing in various genres, Robyn began working on material for her first solo project as VALLENS in the summer of 2014. Taking cues from everything from Rowland S Howard to Portishead, the project began to take shape with a concept of "Vallens" as an alter-ego of Phillips. Soon after, Vallens began recording a full length record with friend Jeff Berner of Psychic TV at his now defunct studio Galuminum Foil in Brooklyn, followed by several months recording songs at Candle Recording with Josh Korody (Beliefs, Wish).
The project debuted live in December of 2015 and quickly captured the attention of music critics, promoters, and the local music scene. Vallens has since been Invited to perform at NXNE, POP Montreal, M for Montreal, and CMJ, in addition to sharing the stage with Frankie Cosmos, Freak Heat Waves, Porches, MOURN, Ringo Deathstarr, U.S Girls, A Place to Bury Strangers, and La Luz.
Twist - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Toronto's Twist was first conceived in late 2013 as a collaborative project between songwriter Laura Hermiston and Brian Borchedt of Holy Fuck. The pair met as Hermiston's earlier band was dissolving and Borchedt was in a gap between releases with his other projects, and began with Borchedt working as a producer on a handful of Hermiston's songs until, owing to their mutual enthusiasm for the early results, their creative relationship deepened into something more like a partnership. Working primarily out of Borchedt's apartment the pair recorded and released a series of singles in late 2014 that garnered praise from VICE, Nylon, Brooklyn Vegan and Spin among others. Though touring briefly as a two guitar and drum machine driven duo, this early attention prompted a transition from a two-piece set up into a full live band, with Borchedt resuming a more behind-the-scenes role as the band hit the road more frequently, playing dates with TOPS, Crocodiles and Wreckless Eric.

Twist's newest single, "Soaked," is in part a result of the relationships forged during this period, as it features guitar work from Crocodiles member Charles Rowell. According to Hermiston the track came about as a result of her re-approaching some old recordings. "I was in the middle of mixing some tracks I'd worked on with Brian and I was struggling with re-mixing songs that were 2-3 years old to me and matching the vibe to newer songs, " she says. "I felt a bit lost and alone and was worried I was wasting time re-mixing tracks that didn't need to be touched. I wanted to write something about that feeling and I had spoken to Charlie about working on songs together, so I wrote Soaked keeping in mind wanting to collaborate with him. I recorded in my apartment and then sent Charlie the song and he sent back a lead guitar track. A few weeks later I went to NYC and connected with Jennie Vee and Richie Rose in their home-studio and showed them this song. Pretty much right then and there Richie added some more percussion, Jennie added bass and backup vocals, and Richie did a final mix. It all came together effortlessly, stress-free, and was chock full of good vibes collaborating with musicians I respect and admire."
Pony - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Pony
Members of Trench, I Call This Safety and The Thirteenth Floor covering the Deftones
Venue Information:
Lee's Palace.
529 Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON, M5S 1Y5
http://www.leespalace.com/