Taking cues from The Slits, ESG, Kleenex, Delta 5, and 99 Records, Los Angeles' WEAVE! picked up the torch where their riot grrl post-funk/punk foremothers left off and transformed into something much more than homage with their reputation for colorfully chaotic, yet often spellbinding, live performances channeling dub, afro-pop, and a heavy DIY punk aesthetic.
Formed in 2007 by Ivory Lee Carlson (Softness) and Nicole Turley (Swahili Blonde), the band expanded to a four-piece quickly becoming one of LA's favorite live acts with members of Bubonic Plague and The Centimeters rounding out the band. Many shows and several line-up changes later, WEAVE! unfortunately disbanded for good in 2010- leaving us only with one solitary recording, the self-titled WEAVE! EP, currently on Neurotic Yell Records. For those who were there to witness WEAVE!, that fact has always been quite a downer as they had so many great songs played live that were were thought to never see the light of day...but rejoice, a second WEAVE! EP will be posthumously released featuring those songs in 2012 on Neurotic Yell. As they say, better late than never.
WEAVE! LIVE has included...
Ivory Lee Carlson (Softness, Black Powder) - bass, vocals
Nicole Turley (Swahili Blonde, VAGENDA) - drums, vocals
Bryan Lasley (Bublonic Plague) - guitar, vocals
Phillip Haut (Bubonic Plague, Centimeters) - keys, percussion
Heather Cvar (Swahili Blonde) - backing vocals
Alex Black (Softness, Celibacy) - keys, drums, bass, vocals
Jenny Sayaka Norris (Celibacy) - drums, keys, vocals
The WEAVE! EP was originally released by Pacific Reasons in 2008. And is currently available through Neurotic Yell Records as a digital album, on CD, and limited edition 12" Clear vinyl.
released November 3, 2008
All songs written by Ivory Lee Carlson + Nicole Turley
Ivory Lee Carlson - bass, vocals, keys, percussion
Nicole Turley - drums, vocals, percussion, xylophone
Christian Dautresme - guitar, percussion
Recorded by Christian Dautresme
Mixed + Produced by Christian Dautresme, Ivory Lee Carlson, and Nicole Turley
Mastered by Mark Chalecki
Album art by Bryan Lasley
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