Top 50 of 2016: Part 4 (20-11)

20. Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love! Release date: December 2, 2016  Awaken, My Love! is an experimentation from Donald Glover as he explores the ’70s, and their legacy of funk and psychedelic music. And for many Gambino fans, it is an extremely polarizing release. Some find it bland and disorientating, others creative and progressive. I personally find it refreshing, especially since there has been this sudden surge in the last few years of rebranding of ’70s and ’80s funk, and Glover does his part to do something different. With enough wah-wah…

Weaves – Weaves

The concept of synergy is when the creation of a whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and if you think about it, the idea is a fascinating phenomenon. You’d expect 1 and 1 to make 2, but with synergy, that’s not always true; what if instead of adding together, they realize they are more valuable as two “ones” together, and decide to fuse into “11”. Of course, it is more complex than just pushing two numbers together, but in any case, let’s take Toronto noise-pop band Weaves for example.…

Weaves – Tick (Official Music Video)

Toronto’s wildly fun indie rock group Weaves have been on everyone’s music radars after the release of their debut single “Tick”. Since then, they’ve shared a handful of tunes (including One More, Candy, and Coo Coo) and now the four-piece have released their stellar self-titled debut LP today. Alongside the new release, Weaves have come full circle and have shared the new music video for their first single “Tick”. Starring comedian Chris Locke, the music video highlights a man who evidently goes through a midlife crisis – brought on by Weaves…

Weaves – One More (Official Music Video)

(If you like: Spiral Beach, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Pixies)  Toronto lo-fi rock pop quartet Weaves dropped the energy bomb of a hit “One More” back in March, and the equally absorbing track “Candy” earlier last month. Set to release their debut album June 17th, the indie rock world patiently awaits the completing pieces of their jagged puzzle of infectious pop melody, unwashed garage distortion, and uncontainable energy. To help bring the date closer, Weaves have shared the new music video for their lead single “One More”. Filmed by guitarist Morgan…

Weaves – One More

  (If you like: Spiral Beach, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Pixies)  Well before the release of their forthcoming debut album, Weaves have been stirring the pot in the lo-fi pop rock scene, generating well-deserved buzz for their infectious, dizzying sound, and their critically-acclaimed live performances. The Toronto quartet popped up on the map in 2014 with their debut EP, with Rolling Stone calling them “a band to watch”. Fast forward to 2016 and the same hardworking, eccentric group of musicians have shared their latest single “One More” and announced a string of…