Weekend (American band)

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Not to be confused with The Weeknd
Weekend
Origin San Francisco, California, United States
Genres Shoegazing,[1] lo-fi
Years active 2009–present
Labels Slumberland Records
Website www.myspace.com/weekendmusic

Weekend is an American lo-fi or shoegaze[1] trio from San Francisco, California. The band formed in 2009[2] and released two EPs, with the full-length debut album Sports coming on Slumberland Records in 2010.[3] The album received an 8.2 rating from Pitchfork Media.[4] It also received 4/5 stars on Tinymixtapes[1] and was also reviewed by National Public Radio,[5] the Portland Mercury,[6] Boston Phoenix,[7] NME,[8] Drowned in Sound,[9] Brooklyn Vegan,[10] The Onion's AV Club,[11] and PopMatters.[12]

Sports was also mentioned in Sports Illustrated alongside Huey Lewis' album with the same name.[13]

Their song "End Times" was used in a commercial to promote Season 6 of Dexter.

The band released their second album, Jinx, on July 23, 2013, on Slumberland Records.[14]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Sports (2010, Slumberland)
  • Jinx (2013, Slumberland)

EPs[edit]

  • Red (2011, Slumberland)

10" Singles[edit]

7" singles[edit]

  • End Times (2011, Slumberland, Neon transparent yellow)

Split 7" singles[edit]

  • Weekend's End Times b/w Young Prisms' I Don't Get Much (2010, Transparent)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Comentale, Ed. "Weekend - Sports | Music Review". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  2. ^ Murphy, Tom (2010-11-12). "Shaun Durkan of Weekend talks about Sports and the foibles of music journalism - Denver - Music - Backbeat". Blogs.westword.com. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  3. ^ Hughes, Josiah (2010-09-30). "Weekend Announce Slumberland Debut • News •". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  4. ^ "Weekend: Sports | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. 2010-11-11. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  5. ^ Myers, Erik (2010-10-24). "First Listen: Weekend, 'Sports'". NPR. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  6. ^ Milbauer, Rachel. "Unlimited Nights and Weekend | Music". Portland Mercury. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ "NME Album Reviews - Album Review: Weekend - Sports (Slumberland)". Nme.Com. 2010-12-10. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  9. ^ Gourlay, Dom (2010-11-08). "Weekend - Sports / Releases / Releases // Drowned In Sound". Drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  10. ^ "Weekend released 'Sports', touring w/ Young Prisms (dates)". Brooklynvegan.com. 2010-11-11. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  11. ^ Heller, Jason (2010-11-09). "Weekend: Sports | Music | MusicalWork Review". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  12. ^ "Weekend: Sports". PopMatters. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  13. ^ Rebecca Shore (2011-02-28). "Do two sporty CDs really have game? - 02.28.11 - SI Vault". Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  14. ^ "Weekend: "Mirror" | Tracks". Pitchfork. 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 

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