From humble beginnings
in the summer of 1995 when two young girls from London, Canada, Andrea Wasse
(vox/guitar) and Lorien Jones (vox/bass) found kindred spirit Lincoln Cushman
(keyboards) wandering the streets, The Weekends reason for existence has
been to rock the tired masses. The Weekend's self-titled debut full-length record,
produced by Andy Magoffin at the House of Miracles, contained ten sensational
gems that did just that. The Weekends fresh-faced approach, infectious
vocal harmonies, sweet keyboards, crunchy guitar and heartstring tugging lyrics
have become a beacon of rock hope in this era of bland music saturation.
spent 16 weeks in the Top Ten radio charts for Campus Radio nationwide which
led them to opening for such notable acts as Green Day, Matthew Good Band, Big
Sugar, 54:40 and Default. Their music has been featured on television in episodes
of Family Law, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olson's So Little Time,
and the CBC series Our Hero. The Weekends pop rock candy floss
flavored sound has made them one of the most popular independent bands in the
country, being featured on CBC Radio's Just Concerts along with
radio and websites around the world. In 2001, MGM Distribution released their
debut album domestically in Australia, and there are plans to tour down
under this fall.
Recently, new drummer Jay Westman and second guitarist Ryan Ford (formerly of
Sinclaire) have joined the fold, adding a solid rock groove that has fleshed
out a stronger, tougher sounding version of The Weekend for 2002.
On May 7th, The
Weekend will release their second record, produced by Gavin "Golden"
Brown, with help from Andy Magoffin, Harry Hess and Krisjan Leslie, called Teaser
EP that contains five mighty hit songs guaranteed to impress the pants
off anyone who thought this band was great two years ago. Rest assured it will
land them a whole new audience.
The radio edited
first single Perfect World will be worked to commercial rock stations
by Bobby Gale with a video to follow. The Weekend will make their first cross
Canada tour this spring to promote the new EP making their Vancouver debut at
New Music West.
Teaser EP and self-titled debut are on Teenage USA Recordings and
distributed in Canada by Outside Music.