After spending the bulk of the past year on the road in support of last November’s excellent “Sports” LP on Slumberland Records, Weekend have also been hard at work on their followup record. Prior to their European tour in July, the band spent three weeks in the studio with producer Monte Vallier crafting their new EP, simply titled “Red.”
Opener “Sweet Sixteen” leads directly into the noise-pop gem that is “Hazel” — 3:50 of cascading bass chords, guitar clangor and a melody and chorus most pop bands would kill for.
“Red” is an excellent EP that packs more ideas into 5 songs than a lot of bands do into a whole record, and points the way forward towards Weekend’s next long-player, due in 2012. [Slumberland]