Weekend‘s video for “Monday Morning” / “Monongah, WV,” two songs from their upcoming Slumberland debut Sports, premiered on Pitchfork this week, taking what we know to be joyful summer affairs in suburban America, and tinting them black. Like many Weekend compositions, the double delivery means there is an extensive and noisy procession before hitting full throttle, but, without a doubt, by the video’s halfway mark, you’ll find the “dark surprise.” It was directed by the band members, enlists some of their family members as the talent, and was captured in the North Bay.
Sports is available for preorder now, with the chance to score a limited edition color LP, and hits shelves next Tuesday, November 9. The trio just hit the road with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, with a full US schedule ahead, stopping in San Francisco at the Independent the day of their record release with Pains and Grave Babies (Seattle). Stay tuned for their upcoming podcast interview with The Bay Bridged.