Deep in the mud from Jacksonville, Mississippi, are a group of young men that are oozing with Southern pride and Rock from their seams. Now residing in Nashville, Tennessee the group sends out the message from their BandCamp that “Our shoes are tattered and torn, but our feet are dry. As for our places in history, we will run naked through your streets before we sit decorated in your halls.”
Although, The Weeks, are not a new band on the scene, formed in 2006, they are a band that I believe more people should know about. After a few line-up changes and time off, I think the quality of their music will speak for themselves.
Similar roots to those of Kings of Leon, and then eventually signing under KOL’s new record label, Serpents and Snakes, they re-released a previous album Gutter Gaunt Gangster, last September under this label.
The first song I ever heard from them was “Buttons,” and instantaneously fell in love. I was looking for another deep, and slightly groggy southern voice, since I am border line obsessed with Kings of Leon, and my prayers were answered. Followed by funky bass riffs and heavy rock, The Weeks stood out for more than obvious similarities but for their own sound.
I believe this new label is helping them resurrect themselves and may be attributed to their upcoming shows that I recently found out. Today, at The Roxy, in Los Angeles The Weeks will perform as well as the following day at the Flyway in Pomona. Shows start at 7 and you can find more info at Bands in Town.
King-sized death bed
RIYL: KINGS OF LEON