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New Video: “Frances Quinlan Will Get Her Revenge On Philadelphia” (Live) - The Superweaks (formerly known as The Weaks)

Recently rebranded (Check out their hilarious introduction video HERE!) and formerly known as The Weaks, The Superweaks made a stop at Little Elephant in Toledo, Ohio to record a live performance of “Frances Quinlan Will Get Her Revenge On Philadelphia” from their LP Bad Year via Lame-O Records. Heavy thumping backend and searing guitars create an in-your-face intensity that is balanced by harmony to produce a most enjoyable surge of pop punk. The band is slated to perform at Boot & Saddle on Friday, September 18 on a lineup that also includes Teenage Bottlerocket, Pears, and Mannequin Pussy.

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New Music Video: "Kick It" - The Weaks

Check out The Weaks's new video for “Kick It,” off their LP Bad Year (The Deli Philly's May Record of the Month)! The Good Boy Audiovisual-directed video finds the band auditioning and subsequently circumvented by Lame-O Records alumni Modern Baseball. The Weaks will be perform at North Star Bar this Friday, July 24, on a bill that also includes Reggie & The Full Effect as well as Pentimento.

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The Deli Philly's May Record of the Month: Bad Year - The Weaks

On the heels of last year’s, debut EP The World Is A Terrible Place & I Hate Myself And Want To Die, The Weaks, led by a pair of former Dangerous Ponies Chris Baglivo and Evan Bernard, have released their full-length debut Bad Year via Lame-O Records.
 
The record wastes little time jumpstarting into the aptly titled “Kick It,” with its bass-thudding lines rolling into catchy, emotive power-pop mode, cleansed with a bit of synth before unleashing one of the album’s many blasts of guitar solos. “Nevermind” (an homage to Nirvana) reflectively takes the positive spin on a failed relationship, streamlining percolating instrumentation with stable yet aching vocals. The album’s title-track cracks through melancholy with a lyrical disposition harnessing polished twin guitar licks between trudging percussion-led transitions, destined for fiery flashes of solo prowess. With an aggressive, smashing instrumental storm, “Black Box” takes the ball and runs with its relatable crushing narrative, hooking you in as a silky synth slips in amid the treacherous landscape. 
 
“Dysania” is the cup of coffee that pushes the covers off. With its guitar-led jog, loosening into a bass-charging surge, it quickly reaches maximum speed. Tongue-in-cheek earnest yet humorous lyrical tones – “Too much blood for just two hands/and there’s so much shit we’re gonna need two vans” – set the mood whilst sprinkling in clean flares of guitar, maintaining that downhill thrust. The song contextually blends a pent up instrumental energy and memorable vocals to create a natural anthem feel. Turning a leaf, “I Don’t Wanna Be An Anarchist (Anymore)” melds percussion and synth, delivering a sincere yearning for change with that heart-throbbing, interwoven bass-drum combo, adding a real inside-looking-out perspective. 
 
Strumming acoustic guitar and a spacey synth serve as foils in “Welcome To Earth,” zooming in and then peering out in a battle of loneliness and self-exploration, once again enjoying a creative out there spin on a common searching topic. The closing track is another nod & wink to Nirvana and Hop Along frontwoman, “Francis Quinlan Will Have Her Revenge On Philadelphia,” embracing a snarky attitude with matching (rough around the edges) momentum-gathering guitar meets an avalanche of backend, delivering a mixed emotion-filled message “Who’s going to pull your weight if I leave you behind... Please stay with me. 
 
Bad Year embraces its Weezer power-pop influences, allowing listeners to join in on the emotionally personal ups and downs, while still coming away refreshed. It’s another great find for rising Philly indie label, Lame-O Records. - Michael Colavita

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May 2015
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On the heels of last year’s, debut EP The World Is A Terrible Place & I Hate Myself And Want To Die, The Weaks, led by a pair of former Dangerous Ponies Chris Baglivo and Evan Bernard, have released their full-length debut Bad Year via Lame-O Records.
 
The record wastes little time jumpstarting into the aptly titled “Kick It,” with its bass-thudding lines rolling into catchy, emotive power-pop mode, cleansed with a bit of synth before unleashing one of the album’s many blasts of guitar solos. “Nevermind” (an homage to Nirvana) reflectively takes the positive spin on a failed relationship, streamlining percolating instrumentation with stable yet aching vocals. The album’s title-track cracks through melancholy with a lyrical disposition harnessing polished twin guitar licks between trudging percussion-led transitions, destined for fiery flashes of solo prowess. With an aggressive, smashing instrumental storm, “Black Box” takes the ball and runs with its relatable crushing narrative, hooking you in as a silky synth slips in amid the treacherous landscape. 
 
“Dysania” is the cup of coffee that pushes the covers off. With its guitar-led jog, loosening into a bass-charging surge, it quickly reaches maximum speed. Tongue-in-cheek earnest yet humorous lyrical tones – “Too much blood for just two hands/and there’s so much shit we’re gonna need two vans” – set the mood whilst sprinkling in clean flares of guitar, maintaining that downhill thrust. The song contextually blends a pent up instrumental energy and memorable vocals to create a natural anthem feel. Turning a leaf, “I Don’t Wanna Be An Anarchist (Anymore)” melds percussion and synth, delivering a sincere yearning for change with that heart-throbbing, interwoven bass-drum combo, adding a real inside-looking-out perspective. 
 
Strumming acoustic guitar and a spacey synth serve as foils in “Welcome To Earth,” zooming in and then peering out in a battle of loneliness and self-exploration, once again enjoying a creative out there spin on a common searching topic. The closing track is another nod & wink to Nirvana and Hop Along frontwoman, “Francis Quinlan Will Have Her Revenge On Philadelphia,” embracing a snarky attitude with matching (rough around the edges) momentum-gathering guitar meets an avalanche of backend, delivering a mixed emotion-filled message “Who’s going to pull your weight if I leave you behind... Please stay with me. 
 
Bad Year embraces its Weezer power-pop influences, allowing listeners to join in on the emotionally personal ups and downs, while still coming away refreshed. It’s another great find for rising Philly indie label, Lame-O Records. - Michael Colavita




The Weaks Record Release Show at PhilaMOCA April 27

When Philly's The Weaks, started by former Dangerous Ponies Evan Bernard and Chris Baglivo, first hit the local music scene, they brought along pissed off power pop-punk with charged guitar pedals and accusing lyrics from their four-song EP The World is A Terrible Place and I Hate Myself and I Want to Die. On their latest and first full-length release, Bad Year, they’ve come into a sound that has more of a garage-rock quality, with an appreciated Weezer influence and an obvious Nirvana fascination (with song titles like “Nevermind” and "Frances Quinlan Will Have Her Revenge On Philadelphia"). The record plays with the same kind of dark humor as their debut EP with lines like “so much shit we’re gonna need two fans” (from “Dysania”), but with more of a distinct sound, as the band has evolved into a four-piece. They’ll be celebrating the release of their new LP, available via Lame-O Records, tonight at PhilaMOCA. Also along for the ride will be Three Man Cannon, APE!, and Florida's Buffalo Buffalo. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St., 8pm, All Ages (Photo by Jessica Flynn) - Emily DiCicco

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