Weaves are a Toronto quartet that kicks out buzzing, spasmodic rock songs. The group began in a series of sessions in the bedroom of Morgan Water’s Chinatown apartment, where Waters and vocalist Jasmyn Burke would record increasingly elaborate demos built from Burke’s phone full of songs. With the addition of Zach Bines on bass and Spencer Cole on drums in 2013, the band released their debut EP in 2014. Without a doubt, their genius is one of those things that is best understood live: they are fevered, spastic, and their breathless improvisatory quality leaves you on the edge. This is a band that embraces the absurdity of art rock, mixed in with the stiff upper lip of punk and the emotional openness of Patti Smith. Once you see them live once, it won’t be enough. Check em’ out for yourself at UP+DT and see why they’ve taken the likes of SXSW by storm.