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Weekend is an American lo-fi or shoegaze trio from San Francisco, California. 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 reviews coming from Pitchfork, NME, Vice and more. Their song "End Times" was used in a commercial to promote Season 6 of Dexter. Throughout the next two years, the band found itself touring internationally with the Kills (Europe) and Wire (UK and US).
They also toured Japan in support of 2011's Red EP, which marked a sonic departure from the band's initial signature addiction to noise over clarity. Red (which featured then-new and current drummer Abe Pedroza) saw the band embrace sweeter melodies that encouraged Shaun to display his vocal abilities free from any distortion overlap.
Weekend spent most of 2012 writing, recording, and painstakingly mixing the 10 songs that comprise their second album Jinx. Jinx was released on July 23, 2013 on Slumberland Records.