7" Survey: Weaves

Every edition of this season’s Long Winter, the first 350 guests through the doors at The Great Hall will receive a free split seven-inch from Scion Sessions, each side featuring a song from one of the night’s featured artists. To compliment the releases, we’ll issue a seven-part questionnaire to each of the artists involved, giving the subjects an inch (about 85 words) of space to answer each of our questions.

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The January instalment of the Scion Sessions Split 7” Series features a track each from Isla Craig and Weaves. In this questionnaire with Weaves vocalist Jasmyn Burke, the singer glances back at her past as a Santa Claus parade ornament and offers her band’s music up to new ears as a source of a solid morning soundtrack. Read the full questionnaire below.

Long Winter: Who are you and how did Weaves come to be?

Jasmyn Burke: We are humans: Jasmyn, Morgan, Spencer and Zach. We came to be much like a fresh toupee. I was prancing on top skulls and then Morgan found me on the sidewalk and coddled that false impression.

LW: How about “Crumble” – what inspired that?

JB: Crud

Rusty

Underneath

Must

Balm

Lather

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LW: For lots of listeners, this will be their first point of access to Weaves. Where does this song fit into the rest of your catalog?

JB: If you like Weaves so far… you might like “Crumble.” People have really only heard three singles, which isn’t a lot but we hope to approach music in a way that’s continual – releasing new ideas whenever possible. This song is grimy and particular and pop.

LW: Once they’re turned on to this, what releases (songs, EPs, albums, or otherwise) should people pursue as logical next steps to getting to know your music?

JB: Woah my morning alarm went off as soon as I read this question.  I think people should wake up relatively early, let’s say 9:45 a.m. I think that’s the best time to experience our music.  When the breathing is fresh and the sun’s poking in and you still have to brush your teeth.

LW: When you think of winter, what’s a memory that stands out for you?

JB: I was an ornament in the Santa Claus Parade one year. Had a giant gold headpiece lined with poinsettias around my head and my mom let me wear bright red lipstick. I felt so bad-ass on the float. Weaves, 1996?

LW: How do you survive winters in Toronto?

JB: So many stews.

LW: What are you most looking forward to for the January edition of Long Winter?

JB: I have never played The Great Hall so I’m excited about playing a different venue. And also its 2014! I feel like I will continually want to persuade all audiences that we are ostensibly living in “future times” from now on.

Interview by Tom Beedham