Shaun Durkan is the frontman of Bay Area fuzz-rock trio Weekend, and his father Tom used to sing for Half Church, a largely unheralded British postpunk band who only got around to releasing on EP and assorted stray tracks. Everything Half Church ever released has just been reissued in a new collection called 1980-1986. And to mark the occasion, Shaun’s band has released a grander, heavier cover of Half Church’s stark, intense “Paradise.” Familial bonding over effects pedals and doomed-out lyrics! Heartwarming! Download the Weekend cover below.
1980-1986 is out now on the Captured Tracks imprint Body Double.