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Weekend: noise we sing in the shower

March 28, 2011
This band might have been the best band we saw at this year's SXSW. Just saying....

San Francisco's Weekend play noisy fuzz-pop that shines with strong melodies, however buried they appear to be under the deafening din. Weekend's songs often start as clean jingle strums in that lo-fi mode we've all come to know and love (or hate), and end up in a wall of deliciously crushing shoegaze distortion. Yes! I love it when those swirly bands tap that pedal!

As for "sounds like" bands, think the obvious comparisons like Jesus & Mary Chain meets No Age meets Sonic Youth meets their Slumberland labelmates and touring mates The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

(BTW, I say "obvious comparisons" to absolve myself from any responsibility of coming up with original band comparisons or, better yet, no band comparisons at all that unfairly pigeonhole a band based on a lazy writer's whims... just so we're on the same page.) Anyway, this band kind of rules.

Weekend play (with Wire!) at Music Hall of Williamsburg, on Tuesday, April 5th, and Mercury Lounge (with Little Girls!), on Wednesday, April 6th.


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