The Weeks

the weeks easy

The Weeks

Easy

The Weeks recorded “Easy” over the course of two weeks at Memphis, TN’s legendary Ardent Studios with producer Paul Ebersold. The band left Nashville to record in order to disassociate themselves from their everyday routines in the city, and to find a halfway point between their two homes old and new, Mississippi and Nashville. “Memphis has always been the capital of North Mississippi to us,” says guitarist Sam Williams. “We went there to be at Ardent. We knew Paul had learned everything from John Frye and John Hammond so we figured that was the spot. It’s important to keep those historic studios alive and not let them become museums.”

 

The Weeks frontman Cyle Barnes says, “We called it ‘Easy’ because every time I make music with these guys, it’s easy. It feels good. But the other side of it is there’s nothing easy about being in a band. There’s nothing easy about staying together for ten years and still wanting to make music. We have the hardest and easiest job on the planet. But it works for us.”

 

Thematically, ‘Easy’ explores new ground for the band. Bassist Damien Bone explains, “We just wanted to make a rock record. We weren’t as concerned making it a southern rock record. The southern thing is always going to part of what we do.”

 

“powerful guitars and Southern-tinged vocals” —Paste

 

 

“Driven by rowdiness, and a mix of pride and defiance about their origins.” —The Guardian (UK)

 

 

“Their music still kicks with the same hard-bitten affirmations that made them better than weekends in the first place.” —American Songwriter

Listen: The Weeks – “Talk Like That”

The Weeks – “Talk Like That”