That's not a typo, we're talking about Weekend, not The Weeknd. Weekend the band is shoegaze band from San Francisco that's just about to release a new album called Jinx. The music on Jinx is tight and atmospheric, there's leanings of brit pop here and Weekend seem to lean more in this direction than the often-chosen My Bloody Valentine rehashing that a lot of shoegaze bands go for. You can also hear an 80’ new wave influence, not the cheesy top 40 kind but the rolling bass lines are reminiscent of the Cure. This is what Colfax Abbey could have sounded like if they hadn't broken up.
The band recorded the album with Monte Vallier (The Soft Moon, Young Prisms, Wax Idols), who helped the band get a more sharpe edge on the fidelity of their album compared to previous releases.
Their new album Jinx is streaming in full right now on NPR Music
, who say "Picking out any one influence here isn't easy; at times, Weekend's new second album Jinx calls to mind and Psychedelic Furs simultaneously, with its mix of shoegazy guitar swirl and pretty, ringing gloom. Thankfully, there's a brightness to Jinx (out July 23) that helps stave off any possible descent into miserablism, as Weekend maintains a pitch-perfect blend of sweet and sour, not to mention past and present."
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