PREMIERE: The Weeks do their best in auditions in “Comin’ Down” video

The Weeks Comin Down

A personal favorite of mine when it comes to bonus features on media is audition tapes. There’s something fascinating about seeing the very beginning of a character, or picturing how things might have been if casting had gone in a different direction. I have watched the audition tapes for The Office more times than is healthy. That makes the music video I’m premiering today right in my wheelhouse. Mississippi rock band The Weeks are rocking out with distorted, funky single “Comin’ Down,” and their new music video for it embraces the lo-fi effects.

The music video is presented as a casting call, complete with all sorts of visual distortion and feedback you would expect from an old VHS tape. Each of the four members get a chance to show their stuff, dancing around and doing their best power poses as the song moves along. While they all shine individually, the real fun comes when they start to appear together, interacting and having fun. It’s easy to see The Weeks had a great time making this video, and the visuals fit the band’s sound perfectly.

The Weeks have a lot more coming up, as well. They’re set to release their new album Two Moons on September 13. Asked about the record, the band says “We’re insanely proud of this collection. This is our ‘studio magic’ record, with almost all of the writing taking place within Masse’s ‘The Casino’ studio. It’s a rock record that eats rock records for breakfast.” You can pre-order physical copies of the album here and digital copies here.

The band is also going on tour, with a full list of dates included below. Before checking out those dates, watch the video for “Comin’ Down” now.

The Weeks Tour Dates

July 11 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan
July 13 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
July 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Café
July 26 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
August 8 – Nashville, TN – The Cowan
August 22 – Hattiesburg, MS – Brewsky
August 23 – Cleveland, MS – 10th Anniversary Celebration
August 24 – Waterford, MS – Foxfire Ranch
September 12 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5 *
September 13 – Starkville, MS – Rick’s Cafe *
September 14 – Memphis, TN – The Hi Tone Cafe *
September 15 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn *
September 18 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre *
September 19 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel *
September 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts *
September 21 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club *
September 25 – Asbury Park, NJ – Wonder Bar *
September 26 – Allston, MA – Great Scott *
September 27 – Burlington, VT – Club Metronome *
September 29 – Toronto, Canada – The Horseshoe Tavern *
October 1 – Columbus, OH – The Basement *
October 4 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi *
October 5 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall *
October 15 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa ^
October 16 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall ^
October 17 – Austin, TX – Antone’s Nightclub ^
October 18 – San Antonio, TX – The Rustic ^
October 19 – Dallas, TX – The Rustic ^
October 22 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater ^
October 24 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge ^
October 25 – San Diego, CA – The Irenic ^
October 27 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill ^
October 29 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge ^
November 1 – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater ^
November 2 – Spokane, WA – Lucky You Lounge ^
November 3 – Billings, MT – Pub Station Taproom ^
November 5 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court ^
November 7 – Wichita, KS – Wave ^
November 8 – Kansas City, MO – recordBar ^
November 9 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway ^

  • w/ Spendtime Palace * The Vernes

^ w/ Future Thieves and H.A.R.D