San Francisco’s Weekend takes your favorite post punk fuzz pop sound and infuses it with a deep, dreamy shoegaze on their track “Coma Summer”. Now, I’m not sure if all of Weekend is like this, as I have yet to hear anything else from their LP Sports, but the epic distortion that fills this song is more than enough to spark immense curiosity. It’s based around experimentation and packed with dark, heavy vocals. This is precisely the type of track and style of band you’d expect to get turned onto by a label like Slumberland Records.
There are moments where the guitars block out the world and everything becomes dark, making “Coma Summer” a quite fitting name. In a way, the sheer presence of distorted guitar can be likened to The Legends’ masterpiece Over And Over, but where joyous pop reigned through the fuzz on that record, the darkness matches fuzz toe to toe here. Head over to Slumberland to grab this LP. I did.
Download: “Coma Summer” by Weekend