HI-FI First Friday October: The Weeks
About The Weeks
Raucous Mississippi rock combo the Weeks got their start early, forming in 2006 while all four of the members were still in high school. Staffed by twin brothers Cyle (lead vocals) and Cain Barnes (drums), Samuel Williams (guitar, vocals), and Damien Bone (bass), things picked up quickly for the Jackson-based quartet, who signed to the Esperanza Plantation label and released their debut, Cadillac Comeback, in 2008. Their swaggering, sludgy, and slightly Southern indie rock was further expanded on a follow-up EP, Rumspringa, which came out a year later. Following their self-released second album, Dry Land Is Not a Myth, the Weeks packed up and moved to Nashville, where they signed a new deal with Kings of Leon’s label, Serpents and Snakes. With the new label deal came higher exposure for their hooky third LP, Gutter Gaunt Gangster, as they continued to dial in their freewheeling rock sound. Their Serpents and Snakes follow-up, 2014’s horn-laden Dear Bo Jackson, saw a further expansion of their sound and put them in front of European audiences while touring with Kings of Leon. A year later, the four-song Buttons EP acted as a placeholder while the Weeks hunkered down at Memphis’ legendary Ardent Studios to record their fifth album, 2017’s Easy.