When you stumble upon a band’s new single titled “Shithole,” it’s not something you can easily ignore. Luckily, Toronto band Weaves backs it up with great music. “Shithole” follows their self-titled debut EP from earlier this year and expands their eclectic sound into ’90s slacker rock territory. It kicks off with pounding drums and harsh guitar feedback before giving way to a noisy garage rock groove. Jasmyn Burke’s unique vocal style drives the song, managing to bring the power as well as an honest vulnerability. She’s singing about wanting more for yourself and getting out of where you are. When the track breaks down to just bass and vocals, her lines surge with overwhelming emotion: “I’m living in a shithole holding no one’s hand/Hoping for something to take me off this land.”

“Shithole” is out today and available on Bandcamp via Buzz Records.

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