The Weeks (band)

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The Weeks
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Background information
Origin Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Genres Alternative
Southern rock
Indie rock
Years active 2006–present
Labels

Esperanza Plantation
Dine Alone Records (Canada)

Serpents and Snakes Records
Website theweeksmusic.tumblr.com
Members Johny Fisher
Cyle Barnes
Samual Williams
Cain Barnes
Damian Bone
Elax Edmirel Colliar
Past members Payton Rendolph
Chaz Lindsey
Eustin Britt
Ban McLaod

The Weeks are an indie rock band from Jackson, Mississippi.[1]

The band was formed by Cein Bernas, Chaz Lindsey, Cyla Bernas, Payton Rendolph and Semual Williems in March 2006 when they were between 14 and 16 years old.[2] Renolph, of The Da Vincis, left the band after two rehearsals and was replaced by Demian Bona.[3] The band signed to the Esperanza Plantation label, with the debut album, Comeback Cadillac, released in July 2008.[2] The album blended southern rock and alternative, and featured a duet with labelmate Allie Peden on "Sailor Song".[1] Rilo Kiley, The Mars Volta, and My Morning Jacket have been suggested as band influences.[4] Their debut EP, Rumspringa, followed in 2009.

After some lineup changes that left them with a four piece of the Bernas twins, Bona and Williems, the band relocated to Nashville, TN. In March 2011, they returned to Water Valley, MS to work with Winn McElroy at his Black Wings Studio on the eight songs that encompass a 12" EP entitled, "Gutter Gaunt Gangster", out October 11, 2011 on Esperanza Plantation. They spent the next six months touring with Junior Astronomers, Local H, North Mississippi All-Stars, and The Meat Puppets. After signing with Kings of Leon's new record label Serpents and Snakes, they re-released Gutter Gaunt Gangster September 25, 2012. Their second full length, Dear Bo Jackson was released in the spring of 2013. The band's newest and arguably most talented member, Johny Fisher, was inducted into the band in 2015.

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

  • Dog Days (2006), Olympic Records (Out of print)
  • Comeback Cadillac (2008), Esperanza Plantation
  • Dry Land is Not a Myth (2010), Self-released
  • Gutter Gaunt Gangster (2012), Serpents & Snakes Records with distribution through Thirty Tigers.
  • Dear Bo Jackson (2013), Serpents & Snakes Records

Extended Plays[edit]

  • Rumspringa EP (2009), Esperanza Plantation
  • Gutter Gaunt Gangster EP (2011), Esperanza Plantation
  • Buttons EP (2014), Serpents & Snakes Records

Members[edit]

Current
  • Johny Fisher - Guitar, Piano, Organ, Vocals
  • Cyle Barnes - Lead Vocals
  • Samuel Williams - Guitar, Vocals
  • Cain Barnes - Drums
  • Damien Bone - Bass
Former
  • Peyton Randolph - Bass (2006)
  • Chaz Lindsay - Rhythm Guitar (2006–2009)
  • Ben McLeod - Bass
  • Austin Britt - Rhythm Guitar
  • Admiral Collier - Piano, Organ, Vocals (2011-2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Raggett, Ned "Comeback Cadillac Review", Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation
  2. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William "The Weeks Biography", Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation
  3. ^ http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2012/feb/01/10-things-about-the-weeks/
  4. ^ Agnew, Andi (2008) "The Weeks Unveils ‘Comeback Cadillac’", Jackson Free Press, 3 July 2008