What Your Favorite 'Weekend' Band Says About Your Upcoming Weekend

Weekend or Weekend Nachos?

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Band-naming conventions have gotten a little out of hand. There was the "wolf" epidemic of 2005 (Wolf Parade, Wolf Eyes) and the short-lived "crystal" wave of 2008 (Crystal Stilts, Crystal Castles), while the "[animal] + [some twee thing]" equation is, to this day, slowly killing me. Bear in Heaven, I am on to you.

It's over, folks. "Weekend" is the new whatever was popular five Google searches ago. With a tip of the hat to McSweeney's (and to MetalSucks), here's what your favorite Weekend band says about your upcoming weekend.

What Your Favorite Weekend Band Says About You

Cover for House of Balloons

The Weeknd

  • Song: What You Need
  • From: House of Balloons

The slow-jam party in your Williamsburg loft is less Voodoo and quaffed Petron and more shotgunned PBR and a shuffled iTunes playlist. You and your friends called it PBR&B before it was cool, then subsequently joined in the backlash.

House of Balloons is available as a free download from The Weeknd's website.

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Weekend Nachos

  • Song: Reason To Die
  • From: Unforgivable

Only your Tumblr followers knew about the hardcore show in your basement, but it's cool; only 20 people can fit on the dirt pile you call a floor anyway.

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  • Song: Raingirls
  • From: Strange Cultures

There is a hairy, greasy, overweight man in nothing but a felt sippy-cup costume in your kitchen eating birthday cake. It's not your birthday. This is not out of the ordinary.

Strange Cultures is available from Friends Records.



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