THE WEEKS’ “BOTTLE ROCKET” PREMIERES TODAY
EASY SET FOR RELEASE APRIL 7 ON LIGHTNING ROD RECORDS
TOURING THE U.S. THIS SPRING
“Driven by rowdiness, and a mix of pride and defiance about their origins.” —The Guardian
“Their music still kicks with the same hard-bitten affirmations that made them better than weekends in the first place.” —American Songwriter
“powerful guitars and Southern-tinged vocals” —Paste
“Churning, turning marble-mouthed swamp-rock anthems…” —Nashville Scene
“Together they are a force…The Weeks know how to write, and play, and make music for their generation of midnight riders.” —Best New Bands
“Bottle Rocket,” a new track from Mississippi-via-Nashville rising stars The Weeks’ highly anticipated new album Easy, premieres today—listen here. The new track follows previous singles “Talk Like That” and “Gold Don’t Rust,” currently making waves at radio nationwide. Easy, the band’s third album, is set for release April 7 on Lightning Rod Records.
OurVinyl’s video of the band performing “Bottle Rocket” also debuts today, watch it here and check out a live version of “Talk Like That” here.
Following their recent dates with Kings of Leon, The Weeks will kick off a nationwide tour this spring, starting April 4 at New York’s Bowery Ballroom with further shows in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Nashville, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and more.
Watch the video for “Talk Like That,” directed and shot by the band’s own drummer Cain Barnes, here. Pre-order Easy, with special, limited-edition packages—including one of a kind artwork by band members Cain and Cyle Barnes, here.
The Weeks recorded Easy over the course of two weeks at Memphis, TN’s Ardent Studios with producer Paul Ebersold. The band left Nashville to record in order to disassociate themselves from their everyday routines in the city, and to find a halfway point between Mississippi and Nashville. “Memphis has always been the capitol of North Mississippi to us,” says guitarist Sam Williams. “We went there to be at Ardent. We knew Paul had learned everything from John Frye and John Hammond so we figured that was the spot. It’s important to keep those historic studios alive and not let them become museums.”
Of the record, frontman Cyle Barnes says, “We called it Easy because every time I make music with these guys, it’s easy. It feels good. But the other side of it is there’s nothing easy about being in a band. There’s nothing easy about staying together for ten years and still wanting to make music. We have the hardest and easiest job on the planet. But it works for us.”
Thematically, Easy explores new ground for the band. Bassist Damien Bone explains, “We just wanted to make a rock record. We weren’t as concerned making it a southern rock record. The southern thing is always going to part of what we do."
The Weeks is twin brothers Cyle (vocals) and Cain (drums), Sam Williams (guitar/vocals) and Damien Bone (bass). Formed when its members were in high school in Jackson, Mississippi, the band self-released its debut EP Dog Days in 2006. More than ten years and a handful of critically acclaimed albums later, the band has relocated to Nashville and toured extensively worldwide with Kings of Leon, The Meat Puppets, North Mississippi Allstars, Local H and many more.
For more information, please contact Reid Kutrow, Nicole Hajjar, Krista Williams or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.
1. Talk Like That
3. Start It Up
4. Hands On The Radio
5. Bottle Rocket
6. Gold Doesn’t Rust
9. The One
10. Ain’t Dancin’
11. Don’t Be Sad
THE WEEKS LIVE
†with Passion Pit
March 30 /// Lexington, KY /// Cosmic Charlie’s
March 31 /// Louisville, KY /// Zanzabar
April 4 /// New York, NY /// Bowery Ballroom
April 5 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Rough Trade
April 6 /// Washington, DC /// DC9
April 7 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Underground Arts
April 8 /// Columbus, OH /// Basement
April 9 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Club Café
April 13 /// Birmingham, AL /// Saturn
April 14 /// Atlanta, GA /// Earl
April 20 /// Charlotte, NC /// Visulite
April 21 /// Chattanooga, TN /// Revelry Room
April 22 /// Nashville, TN /// Cannery Ballroom
April 26 /// Hattiesburg, MS /// Dollar Box Showroom
April 27 /// Oxford, MS /// The Lyric Oxford†
April 28 /// Jackson, MS /// Martin’s
April 29 /// Starkville, MS /// Rick’s Café
May 2 /// Dallas, TX /// Prophet Bar
May 3 /// Austin, TX /// Antone’s
May 5 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Pub Rock
May 6 /// San Diego, CA /// Soda Bar
May 9 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Roxy
May 11 /// San Francisco, CA /// Bottom of the Hill
May 13 /// Portland, OR /// Analog Theater
May 14 /// Seattle, WA /// Barboza
May 18 /// Denver, CO /// Larimer Lounge
May 19 /// Kansas City, MO /// Riot Room
May 20 /// St. Louis, MO /// Off Broadway
May 21 /// Chicago, IL /// Lincoln Hall