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On their sophomore album Jinx, the San Francisco psych-rock trio Weekend slightly tweak the all-out blare of their debut album Sports, transforming that sound into something more precise and streamlined. There’s nothing particularly groundbreaking about the LP, but it executes old guitar-rock moves with panache and efficiency. We’ve already posted two of the album’s tracks,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 15, 2013 - 9:43 am

Weekend – “It’s Alright”

The punishingly loud psychedelic San Francisco postpunk trio Weekend — who are a completely different thing from the Weeknd — are getting set to release the cleverly titled sophomore album Jinx. We’ve posted the advance single “Mirror.” “It’s Alright,” the album’s next song, is an atmospheric whirl of guitar sounds that never quite pummels the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 20, 2013 - 1:49 pm

Q&A: Weekend Frontman Shaun Durkan Talks About The Turmoil That Ultimately Inspired Sophomore Album Jinx

Weekend — the fuzzed-out noisemakers responsible for 2010’s excellent Sports — will return this July with Jinx (a ballsy name for a sophomore album if there ever was one). The record reflects a series of big changes for the band. In addition to relocating from San Francisco to Brooklyn just after the recording of the… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / May 16, 2013 - 2:33 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: April 2013

After experimenting with three formats for the Monthly Mix — MP3 zip, Spotify playlist, Soundcloud set, etc. — in March we finally came upon a solution that pleased everyone: all of them. And so, for you, here is the month’s music, whittled down to its very best, via each of the aforementioned mediums, limited only… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 30, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Weekend – “Mirror”

The Bay Area post-punk trio Weekend introduced themselves in full-length form with 2010’s Sports, which netted them a spot on our Stereogum40 list in addition to the far more meaningful pop cultural distinction of having “End Times” soundtrack Dexter’s Season 6 trailer. That was a good commercial, for what was a pretty good season of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 3, 2013 - 1:33 pm

Weekend – “Paradise” (Half Church Cover)

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 15, 2012 - 12:09 pm

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands of 2011

Last year, right around the time summer turned to fall, we at Stereogum published our list of the 40 best new bands of the year. The idea of a “new” band is a pretty nebulous one, since many of the kids we listed were probably planning out their musical ventures in their basements since they… More »

By: Stereogum / September 13, 2011 - 12:26 pm

Weekend – “Hazel”

Out to reclaim their band name from those with less conventional spellings, San Francisco noise/pop group Weekend are back with colorful new material via an EP titled Red and its lead single “Hazel.” This new track was set to tape around the same time as their winning Sports LP, which was a big hit onMore »

By: Amrit Singh / August 17, 2011 - 4:16 pm

Weekend’s “End Times” Soundtracks Dexter Season 6 Teaser

When the House Of Balloons mixtape dropped, it was important to distinguish its then-clandestine Canadian creator The Weeknd from the San Fran noise-pop group with a similar, albeit conventionally spelled name. Not so much anymore. The Weeknd’s is a well known entity, earning heaps of praise and a Polaris Music Prize long list mention, and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 17, 2011 - 11:32 am

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Weekend, Sonny & The Sunsets @ The Echoplex, Los Angeles 11/12/10

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, who describe themselves as “pop” and whose favorite sexual position is “any,” played the Echoplex in Los Angeles last night. Support came from Sonny & The Sunsets and the wonderful SF noise-pop group Weekend. Graeme Flegenheimer delivers these shots, which you can view by clicking your mouse o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 15, 2010 - 4:37 pm

Weekend – “Coma Summer”

Deep thoughts: Is a “Coma Summer” anything like a “Deadbeat Summer“? You’d think so, but not really. Noisy San Francisco post-punk trio Weekend release their debut full-length/double LP Sports on Slumberland this fall — you almost can’t go wrong with a band that name-checks Skullflower and Terminal Cheesecake in their bio. (Almost…) Either way, you… More »

By: brandon / September 9, 2010 - 1:06 pm