Weekend – “Mirror”

Weekend - Mirror

Weekend was probably the most convincing force to come out of San Francisco’s recent shoegaze revival, with “Mirror”, the first single from their upcoming album, Jinx, however, the band ends up sounding more closely related to post/punk bands of the early 80s. They’ve borrowed their delay and chorus from The Cure while incorporating some of the intensity and distortion of Joy Division yet the track avoids being labeled ‘derivative’ due to the way it all comes together. Interrupted by sharp attacks from the drums and shoegaze breakdowns the murky mix is navigated by Shaun Durkan’s nearly transparent vocals fighting constantly to reassure themselves through the unexpected twists and turns of the song’s form.

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