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Jinx

WeekendAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Weekend officially formed in 2009 around the nucleus of long-time friends Shaun Durkan (vocalist/bassist/guitarist) and Kevin Johnson (guitarist), along with drummer Taylor Valentino. The trio recorded the album Sports throughout 2009 with long-time friend and producer/engineer Monte Vallier. The textured and challenging post-punk squall of Sports made the band an instant sensation, with great ... Read more in Amazon's Weekend Store

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  • Audio CD (July 23, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: 2013
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Slumberland Records
  • ASIN: B00D7SHX0M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,512 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Editorial Reviews

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''The Trio have burned a lot of the haze off their sound (and some of the earbleeding volume), in favor of more melody and danceability, albeit in a gothy '80s kind of way.'' --Brooklyn Vegan

''Weekend kiss the curb with their new single, ''Mirror''. It's a promising jig for Jinx.'' --Consequence of Sound

''Ominous razor-sharp textures enrapture, ''Mirror'' foretells the future of Weekend, where gloom and pandemonium is a joyous return.'' --Prefix

Product Description

2013 release from the Post-Punk trio. The band spent most of 2012 writing, recording, and painstakingly mixing the 10 songs that comprise Jinx with Monte Vallier at Ruminator. During this time, Weekend relocated cross-country to the already heavily saturated Brooklyn music scene. The trio had collectively grown weary of the trappings of home. Durkan states, "Feeling at home is evidence of stagnation and so I'm happy to say New York still feels alien to me." Despite the drastic change of scenery, he maintains "Geographically-based music scenes are for the most part defunct due to the internet but I don't think we'll ever be part of any scene. We stand on our own."

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4.0 out of 5 stars music with an addictive pop appeal and no safety net August 2, 2013
Format:Audio CD
2nd album from Brooklyn via San Francisco trio--haunted, aggressive, trebly pop music in bed
with a bunch of noisy angels. There's an airy, almost ethereal, jangle in the songs that's lovingly
pummeled by stark, high-end shoegaze distortion. Sweet melodies and ringing guitar notes are
blasted by reverb, volume & feedback. The band calls it "volatile, cathartic, bittersweet". I call it
peculiar and appealing, sort of like everything is covered with a muddled manna sheen. "Jinx"
may not have the same kind of immediate raw charm that 2009's "Sports" had, but the odd
textures, propulsive flow and powerful hooks have my attention. At times, it reminds me of The
Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, A Place To Bury Strangers, The Cure, My Bloody Valentine, Joy
Division, Palma Violets--but it really sounds nothing like any of them. This is music with an
addictive pop appeal and no safety net. You can hum, but you can't hide.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fuzzy dreamrock November 16, 2013
By John B.
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
Absolutely marvelous! Dreamrock with lots of fuzzy guitars. It's hard for me to describe music on any other level than how it affects me emotionally...and this album does it well. It just feels good to listen to their music. This isn't the best review but I strongly encourage you to give this album a listen. Highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars No sophomore slump July 26, 2013
Format:Audio CD
This San Francisco trio, now in Brooklyn, started out noisier with an album I loved, Sports, in 2010. They toured with the Kills and with Wire, and their post-punk take conveyed verve, cogency, and talent. Familiar as it seemed to fans such as myself from templates thirty-odd years ago, it satisfied. Honed and confident, it connected. The Red e.p. in 2011 proved somewhat smoother, foreshadowing the unruffled tone of Jinx now.

"Mirror" opens with calm, nearly New Romantic gauziness, shifts into Krautrock, and then cruises into a melody reminiscent of "The Forest" by The Cure before bassist Shaun Durkan's vocals enter "I feel sick, sick, in my heart" he avers, over and over. However, the light tone of this belies the sentiment, echoed over Kevin Johnson's guitar, heavy with effects. Abe Pedroza's drums provide solid support, if in a very early 1980s manner.

Picking up the pace with a rattling "July" shows off the band's shimmering textures. The downloaded MP3 file provided feels fragile and tinny, but I suppose this production is intentional. Headphones help to plunge you into the sonic sludge, sweetening the mix with burbles and hiss. This nestles into the Slumberland Records label's affection for British-inspired sounds from three-plus decades ago.

As with its labelmates, Weekend thrives on recreating its influences, and having fun despite edging into gloom or at least a wallflower's pose at the night out. "Oubliette" stays consistent, and it jangles in a fashion that churns under the mix, which tries to bury its melody under a wave of distortion. Durkan's voice, while not immediately distinctive, matches the understated feel of his bandmates' music, set on creating a mood--tuneful, but not too poppy despite the frothy surface over the murk.
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