Is Toronto the newest epicenter of enthralling pop music? Last year, the city churned out the debut LP from romantic pioneers Alvvays, and now we’ve got a brand new track from Weaves, whose particularly effervescent brand of pop is super dizzying and intoxicating. Listening to “Tick,” the band’s first new song since last year’s self-titled EP, it becomes clear that this curious quartet can fashion earworms out of what appears to be pure sonic mishmash. The stuttering guitar lines sound like kazoos. Jasmyn Burke’s vocals twist around their own tails. And the rhythm section is tight. “Tick” recalls past T.O. pop moldbreakers Broken Social Scene (“Handjobs For The Holidays” mostly) injected with a squirrelly, summery flair that’ll easily outlast the season. Listen, and check the band’s upcoming tour dates, below.
06/17 Manchester, UK @ Islington Mill *
06/18 Kortrijk, Belgium @ Dekreun #
06/20 Paris, France @ Batofar #
06/22 Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega w/ Hinds
06/23 London, UK @ Sebright Arms
06/26 Glastonbury, UK @ John Peel Stage, Glastonbury Festival
07/11 Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle, Festival d’eté International de Québec
07/24-26 Oro-Medonte, ON @ WayHome Music & Arts Festival
11/04-08 Reykjavik, IS @ Iceland Airwaves
* w/ Dan Deacon
# w/ Pissed Jeans
Weaves is out now on Buzz Records.