Help Me Name Melody

by The Weird Weeds

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"These aren't experimental songs-- there are definite melodies, well-written and deftly played. But they also sound unconstrained and natural, more like growing plants than man-made constructions...they evoke the similarly authoritative nuance of Low. On the surface, that comparison is clearest in the band's penchant for reverent male-female vocal harmonies. But the connection goes deeper. Mining patient rhythms, minimal arrangements, and committed repetition, Weird Weeds reach peaks that match Low's most moving work.." - Marc Masters, Pitchfork Media

"...being out of the limelight in a city that presents itself as musically open-minded and diverse has allowed The Weird Weeds to quietly hit their stride with Help Me Name Melody...Dark and naïf, psychedelic and plainly outlined, Help Me Name Melody is a collage of feelings and textures that never completely settle, their motion ultimately quite beautiful." - Clifford Allen, Tiny Mix Tapes

"The Weird Weeds take a turn for the even more intriguingly insular on Help Me Name Melody, a combination of minute-long songs, untitled pieces, and "regular" songs that themselves would bemuse plenty of other bands on their own...the second untitled instrumental, the longest song at eight minutes, is a lovely example of a dramatic number of its kind, with Nick Hennies' superlative drumming and the guest strings courtesy of Travis Weller making it something close to the band's own "Kashmir," at least at points." - Ned Raggett, All Music Guide

"The Weeds’ fourth album, Help Me Name Melody, is perhaps more inviting than their previous work, featuring layers of warm, jangly guitar tones arranged in a choppy cut-out fashion with an emphasis on texture and atmosphere (the bottom end comes courtesy of newest member, bassist Lindsey Verrill). Suffice it to say, the combination works, and their drone-y sound is as engrossing as ever. The band’s indifference to things like song titles (four of the spaces on the track listing are simply blank) only strengthens the album’s focus on ambiguity and atmospherics." - Matthew Dewitt, Austinist

credits

released September 14, 2010

Engineer - Alex Keller
Assistant engineer - August Azure
Additional recording - Ryan Edwards
Mixing and mastering - The Weird Weeds

Artwork - Joshua Saunders

The Weird Weeds are:

Sandy Ewen - guitar, vocals
Nick Hennies - drums, percussion, vocals
Aaron Russell - guitar, vocals
Lindsey Verrill - bass, vocals

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New album released in June on Sedimental Records!

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