Boomkat Product Review:
Slumberland continue to churn out great releases at a frightening rate, and this debut full-length missive from San Francisco band Weekend immediately makes its mark. 'Coma Summer' would be a brilliant opening to any record, a blast of addictive no-wave pop music carried on a jetstream of noise and detuning guitar feedback. It sounds a little like Matthew Bower guesting on an Abe Vigoda album. Normally when this much texture and distortion operates in conjunction with melody the spectre of shoegaze is never too far away - the recent Cloudland Canyon album would be a good example of that - but Sports is a more urgent and energised affair, at times bringing to mind a darker incarnation of No Age, at others suggesting a reverb-flooded melting pot of Joy Division and My Bloody Valentine influences. The end product is startling fresh, and tracks like 'Youth Haunts', 'Veil' and 'Monongah, WV' prove to be ferociously addictive. Recommended.