Weaves release ‘Shithole’ video


Weaves have released the video for Shithole, which is lifted from their acclaimed debut LP, ahead of their upcoming North American tour with Mitski and Fear of Men. It’s been a year of near constant touring for Weaves, with the band hitting the road in Europe and the US with the likes of Sunflower Bean, Beach Slang, Dilly Dally and Cayetana, but they found time to shoot the video, directed by Trevor Blumas from DOOMSQUAD, in Toronto during a brief window when the band were home in July. Check out Now Magazine’s interview with Weaves’ Jasmyn Burke during the making of the video here. Comprised entirely of close shots of Burke in a variety of increasingly elaborate guises the video provides a fitting accompaniment to one of the band’s more personal songs. 

“We shot this video on a hot summer day with no AC in the Coffin Factory Lofts in Toronto. Sweaty and intimate,” says Burke. “Visually it depicts the build up and break down of myself through the different looks. I wrote the song when I was living in a shitty place and was feeling kind of down, but the mysterious thing is I have no recollection of writing it. I found it on my computer one day and had thought I must have sent it to Morgan but I hadn’t. So we essentially did the demo the day after I re-discovered the track and were playing it live soon after.”

Weaves self-titled LP is out now on Kanine in the US, Buzz Records in Canada and Memphis Industries in the rest of the world. It’s available for purchase here.

Weaves’ tour with Mitski and Fear of Men begins in Toronto on November 3rd – full details are below.

Tour dates

11/03 Toronto, ON, Mod Club % #
11/04 Detroit, MI, Magic Bag  % #
11/05 Chicago, IL, Thalia Hall % #
11/06 St. Louis, MI, Off Broadway % #
11/07 Louisville, KY, Kaiju #
11/10 Athens, GA, 40 Watt % #
11/11 Orlando, FL, Back Booth % #
11/12 Miami, FL, Gramps % #
11/13 Jacksonville, FL, Jack Rabbits % #
11/15 Asheville, FL, Grey Eagle % #
11/16 Durham, NC, Motorco % #
11/17 Charlottesville, FL, Southern Café % #
11/18 Washington, DC, Black Cat % #
11/19 Philadelphia, PA, First Unitarian Church % #
11/20 Brooklyn, NY, Baby’s All Right #
11/21 New York, NY, Webster Hall % #
% w/ Mitski
# w/ Fear of Men