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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Weekend Paints Suburban Tranquility Black in New Video

Posted By on Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 3:23 PM

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Okay, so this is pretty rad. San Francisco post-punk/shoegaze trio Weekend made one intriguing new video for two songs from its upcoming album, Sports. To accompany the smooth serenity of "Monday Morning," we get sunny scenes of peaceful suburbia: residents watering flowers, sunbathing, walking in the woods. But when the video's first song breaks into the layered, distant fury of "Monongah, WV," this pretty picture turns a bit darker.

A lot darker, in fact. Saying any more about this well-crafted vid would spoil the surprise, so just check out Weekend's "Monday Morning/Monongah, WV," below:



The band plays the Independent next Tuesday -- the same day Sports is released -- opening for the slightly less-antagonistic Brooklyn shoegazers (and fellow Slumberland label-mates) The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

[via Pitchfork]

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