listen to 'hazel' – new single from weekend

 

Since San Francisco’s Weekend released their fine debut album Sports last year, they’ve been overshadowed by cryptic R&B act The Weeknd.

This September, they’ll reassert themselves with a 5-song EP on Slumberland entitled Red. They’re still rooted in Jesus & Mary Chain noise and My Bloody Valentine shoegaze, but new single “Hazel” adds some of The Cure’s mid 80’s pop:

(via stereogum)

Recorded over three weeks in July, Red is a stopgap before Weekend’s second full length due out next year. If you missed Sports, it was a somewhat overlooked gem that deserves a once through. Here’s “End Times” to prove I ain’t lying:

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