Louis Weeks (’07) Review of Long Gone EP
Friends Alum Louis Weeks (graduated 2007), Performed in Brunswick, ME at the Frontier Theater Video courtesy of Michael Yang
Friends alum Louis Weeks is doing great things in the music world right now. His music is very mellow and could placate even the angriest situations. It is the epitome of sleepy-time music. His Broken English EP is an adult lullaby (I have yet to test it on babies). Think the music of Deer Tick with a splash of Bon Iver, and a nice higher octave voice over it. Broken English and various singles are available online. Louisweeksmusic.com is one way to stream tracks, also googling “Louis Weeks Broken English” will bring you to a stream of the EP.
His Long Gone EP is online and available on iTunes only for $6! Buy it and support new artists and alumni! It’s also a very good EP with songs that can add to a dinner party, studying, or a car ride. Joshua Christ is more of an upbeat song for Weeks. I still wouldn’t classify it as an upbeat song, though. He sings, sometimes with a chantish harmony behind him, over very tasteful strums of an acoustic guitar. On Wreckingball he remembers a girl that caused him heartache. I’m sure after hearing the song the girl realized how big of a mistake she made. Rhode Island makes you feel Weeks’ pain just as much as you do on Wreckingball. He quickly plucks, or chicken picks, as it’s known in the guitar world, creating an upbeat, yet still mellow song. He really flexes his golden pipes on this song during the chorus a very meaningful feeling which will put you in an emotional mood for the rest of the day. There are a few albums where I have to be careful when I play them because I get in a weird, over-emotional mood for the rest of the day where I can only listen to sad songs, and this EP has put itself at the top of that list.
Key Tracks: Wreckingball, Rhode Island, Joshua Christ, Halfmoons & Barstools