She started driving up to Honey Jar to take a few swings at the beast. “We would listen, talk, add background vocals. Devin added organ, accordion, guitars, percussion, sci-fi synthesizer, and we started mixing.” With glacial persistence, The Weeds managed to get the record finished, mixed and mastered by spring of last year.
“As soon as it was done, I formed a new band called Divers and started playing shows and writing new material. It was like a dam broke. It needed to be a new band, a new project. The future. I felt more energy on stage than ever before, and the songs were coming easily again,” says Zeitlyn.
All that was left for The Weeds was to get the album out there and plan the goodbye show. It wasn’t easy. When the venues were available, the band wasn’t, and vice versa.
“Every time I started to plan it I would feel overwhelmed with anxiety,” she recalls. Finally a friend volunteered her living room. They’d keep it small. Invite-only. BYO. “It felt right to do it in that way. I needed to get it out into the world through a safe, warm portal of support.”
So now the hard work’s done. Smarty’s out to stud. The album is uploaded to CDbaby and iTunes, ready for purchase.
“I am good at a lot of things, but marketing my own work is not one of them,” says Zeitlyn. “My hope for this album is that it slowly — or quickly — makes its way into the ears of folks who will appreciate it. I feel very proud of it. It was a labor of love for sure.”