Weekend (Podcast #237)

Our latest podcast showcases music from and conversation with Weekend, a San Francisco trio whose first full length, Sports, is out now on Slumberland Records. Although its members have known each other for much longer, Weekend formed in 2009 and quickly gained a lot of buzz for the group’s intense live shows and a two song 10″ on Mexican Summer. “All-American” and “Youth Haunts” offered an early indication of the push-and-pull that continues to inform the band’s uncompromising sound, as melodic gloomy rock and abrasive riffs collide, unleashing an energy betraying the band members’ punk and hardcore roots. The guys developed that combination of elements intuitively in early practice space jams and shows, making Sports more fully realized than most debuts by young groups. In total, Sports is a compelling record from one of the Bay’s most promising new bands.

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We sat down with the band a few months ago to discuss Sports and the band’s unique sonic intensity. We’ve also included four tracks from the new album in the show.

Upcoming Shows:

Tuesday, November 9th
The Independent
with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Grave Babies
8pm, $15

After their SF show, Weekend head down to LA, then across the country. Find all of the upcoming dates at their MySpace page.


– Visit Weekend on MySpace and on the band’s blog.

– Purchase Sports from Slumberland, and on iTunes.

– Watch Weekend’s recent video for “Monday Morning/Monongah, WV.”