The WEEKS, Thursday Sept 27 4:30pm – ROCK IT! Gutter Gaunt Gangsters ep on CD and Vinyl is out TODAY!
The WEEKS Thursday Sept 27 4:30pm – ROCK IT!
A ROCKIN GOOD TIME when these crown princes of the house party stop in to celebrate their BRAND spankin new EP “Gutter Gaunt Gangster” Expect a large time and an uncontrollable urge to get up and wiggle. Did we mention they’re from Jackson Mississippi?
ok, Check this Rolling Stone magazine shout and video Check video here. They are on the Kings of Leons label.
In their video for “House We Grew Up In,” rowdy, fun-loving rockers The Weeks get down for a good time in their neighborhood, clowning around in restaurants, cruising on skateboards, riding wheelchairs and hosting a block party for their friend and neighbors. Frontman Cyle Barnes triumphantly sings “They can’t stop us!” as everyone dances along in high spirits. The clip also cuts to filtered shots of the group messing around town, all in good fun.
“House We Grew Up In” is on the Weeks’ upcoming EP Gutter Gaunt Gangster, out September 25th on Kings of Leon’s label, Serpents and Snakes.
Before listening to two songs, I was smashed in the face by their raw intensity as southern rockers who must have grown up terribly hard and incredibly fast. Well, they are indeed Southerners to the core – Mississippians, in fact. As teenagers, The Weeks began their formation with the release of Cadillac Comeback in 2008 and have since jelled into a four piece powerhouse, firing out gritty, bloody rock on all cylinders. Now on a new label, Serpents and Snakes (founded by the Kings of Leon), the boys are set to release Gutter Gaunt Gangster September 25th. The seven song EP is a trip into the mind of lyricist and vocalist Cyle Barnes brought to life by twin brother Cain, Sam Williams and Damien Bone. Cyle clearly has mountains of pent up angst and blood soaked memories to share, and The Weeks pull it off majestically through their music. Lead track, “House That We Grew Up In” tells the story of the early days of the band taking residence in the once-brothel halls of WC Dons, a Jackson, Mississippi bar where they first began flirting with honest, brutal rock and roll. Blaming the devil is no easier than thanking Jesus who never answered his prayers. “Slave to the South” us a declaration of his roots through mixed reminiscence of the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of growing up in Mississippi. The flow of The Weeks as a band is also declared in this and the following track, “I’ve Broken All Your Windows” while guitarist, Sam Williams, raucously keeps a distortion heavy grip on the eerily fascinating path of Cyle’s lyrics and vocals. Brother Cain crashes and bangs the drum kit making one hell of a noise but always keeping time with skill and precision. His percussive prowess is made all the more powerful by the thunderous booms of bassist Damien Bone. That being said, melodies and grooves exist within the work of each band member, especially guitarist and musical arranger Williams. This description sounds like that of a death metal band from the South. But, in reality, The Weeks are a fine tuned foursome who, together, produce something so raw and painfully true both lyrically and musically. It seems almost as if they could be creating the birth of a new genre.
—Dan After Dark