The Weaks, “Frances Quinlan Will Have Her Revenge on Philadelphia”

Bryn Lovitt

When Nirvana released “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge of Seattle,” Cobain infused the rainy city with the spirit of the once infamous television starlet who was forced against her will into a mental institution. Fast forward to present day Philadelphia, where Frances Quinlan’s scraping alt-punk has become part of the backdrop to perhaps the most thriving D.I.Y. music community in the country. Now Philly quartet The Weaks have released a single off their forthcoming album Bad Year, titled “Frances Quinlan Will Have Her Revenge on Philadelphia.” Though this roaring indie anthem is more of a love song than Nirvana’s original ode to a vengeful ghost parodied in the title, the reference feels appropriate. One can see how Hop Along’s folk-pop beginnings turned feminist punk-spirited guitar-pop might have peaked the interest of grunge rock’s golden boy. The single is streaming below.

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The Weaks’ tour dates:

April:
04 – Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
05 – St. Louis, MO The Demo
06 – Kansas City TBA
08 – Denver, CO The Filmore*
10 – Salt Lake City, UT Great Salt Air*
12 – Berkley, CA 924 Gilman St
14 – LA TBA
15 – San Diego The Stronghold
16 – Tempe, AZ Marquis*
17 – Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl*
18 – Tuscon, AZ TBD
19 – El Paso, TX Mesa Music Hall
21 – ABQ, NM Sunshine Theater*
22 – Dallas, TX TBD
23 – OKC, OK Diamond Ballroom*
24 – Kansas CIty Midland Theater*
25 – Iowa 7 Flags*
27 – Philly Philamoca#

* = with Brand New
# = record release show

 

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