They boys of Weatherly have spent the early part of their music careers creating a fanbase, performing as often as possible and making their name known through contest wins and festival shows.
The formula has been working for them so far, but now the local band has moved to the next step.
On Oct. 26, The Summer EP will officially be released.
The five tracks are the first Weatherly has ever recorded together. Over the next year, the band has plans to release a Fall, Winter and Spring EP, before taking the best of each for a full-length album.
“It's nice to have a finished product,” said Jay Fraser, Weatherly's frontman.
“It's the first album I've recorded that I'm completely satisfied with,” the longtime musician added. “Everyone loves it — the whole band, I mean.”
Fraser, who plays alongside Nathan Aubrey on acoustic and electric guitar, Steve Burton on guitar, Chad Bouchard on drums and Chris Milligan on bass, said the band opted to record over a season so they could continue to produce fresh content without having to rush the process.
The band has discussed the possibility of bringing their show on the road in the coming months. Fraser said before the band does that, they want to ensure they have enough original material to put on a show up to their standards.
“We're constantly writing,” Fraser said. “We'll gather songs and say 'are these songs good enough to on our next album?'
“We're not going anywhere,” he said. “We'll still keep pumping out tunes.”
The Summer EP is already available online from iTunes, CDBaby and similar websites.
Physical copies of the EP can be purchased at Weatherly's Oct. 26 show with Breaching Vista and Cymbal Minded at the Howard Johnson Plaza.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are now available at Jett Landry Music and Black Cat for $12. They will also be available at the door for $15.
For more information, visit www.weatherly.ca.