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Toronto rock band Weaves

Where does one begin with Weaves, the intriguing rock quartet with kaleidoscope minds and dynamic intentions?

Let's start with the Toronto crew's radical reinvention of the Beatles' Help and then move on to the new self-titled debut LP. The 11-track doozy sounds like tUnE-yArDs is spelled and it careens in all sorts of art-rock and indie-pop directions, invariably ending up at the punked-up single One More, about a woman's assertion of independence.

The style of front-woman Jasmyn Burke is eccentric, offhand and confident. And on that Beatles' cover when she sings "I'm not so self-assured," she does so only playfully. Fresh stuff.

Weaves plays the Horseshoe Tavern, Aug. 27, 9:30 p.m., $10 to $12. 370 Queen St., W., 416-598-4226 or