Mike Bones has made deep and deeply loved solo albums as a singer and guitarist, and with ad hoc supergroup Soldiers of Fortune. The versatile instrumentalist has also played on albums by Cass McCombs, Endless Boogie, and Run the Jewels. Weak Signal, the band he’s put together with Sasha Vine and Tran Huynh, is his hardest and leanest group to date, the quality of the songs and music on this album is matched by the supreme style of the band members.
Weak Signal represent a constant on the NYC underground… the trio’s dark cinematic pop evokes late summer nights, apathy and urgency, buzz guitars over garbage trucks. The range of Mike Bones’ guitar suggests he’s been lured by the sweet tone of Peter Green, as well as the metallic attack of Paul Reynolds. The rhythm section of Sasha and Tran, bass and drums, is the sound of summer thunder.
On their sophomore LP – Bianca - Weak Signal have amplified every aspect of their magnetism. The pop is lusher, the drums more bludgeoning and the guitar tone is nastier than ever. They’ve created a thick sonic morass that’s simultaneously tranquil and exhilarating. Weak Signal have truly found their stride with Bianca, and it’s a full-blown gallop.