Jinx - SLUMBERLAND
FILTER Grade: 78%
By Kyle Lemmon on August 23, 2013
On Jinx, Weekend has sanded down and polished up the jagged edges from its capable debut album, Sports. The Brooklyn-via–San Francisco rock trio’s love for The Killing Joke and The Cure is still present, but Shaun Durkan (vocalist/bassist/guitarist), Kevin Johnson (guitarist) and Abe Pedroza (drummer) continue to show a pinpoint focus for rafter-raising melodies and a lustrous production aesthetic. These post-punk/new-wave tracks rumble by with a forcefulness not heard since the ’80s. Soak up the gleaming destruction.