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Strange Weekend

Sounds likeThe Cribs, My Bloody Valentine, Circa Waves
LocationNew Jersey

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From the suburban heart of New Jersey, USA, three young shoegazers concoct their own idiosyncratic take on that late, great 80s musical subgenre. There is the obligatory sonic assault of layers and layers of guitars and reverb soaked vocals but there are also huge choruses, carefully composed chord based guitar runs reminiscent of The Smiths and seriously sharp sing-along melodies. Influenced by The Libertines, frontmen Oliver Turiano and Simon Ogilvie share lead vocals in practically every song, switching off guitar and bass duties while drummer Aidan O'Connor is on backup vocals.

Their debut album Diner Witches was released August 15th where they had their album release show at their home venue The Meatlocker in Montclair, NJ. Diner Witches was recorded in members garages and basements, and self produced.

"With the glow of a successful set behind them, they truly rocked the house, with added praise to O’Connor for fueling such a stellar encore. The band finally closed with “Daydream,” a song the audience had been asking for all night. In that last song, O’Connor, Ogilvie, and Turiano showed what Strange Weekend is: a band of buddies playing some fantastic songs for their friends."
- WTBU Radio

"With influences you’d hear on Burger Records, Mom+Pop, or Rough Trade this chill indie rock track has a neat songwriting piece where the chorus is dynamically softer than the rest as the singers croon “two a.m.” again and again. The guitars become ethereal and everything gets softer, for that artists choice as well as the way the song picks up for the finale I decided to share this tune. If you dig groups like Wavves, King Tuff, Metz, and Jacuzzi Boys then you’re probably going to really love this band. I can see this doing well at a Boston basement show where everyone is down to mosh, jostle, and dance."
- It'sNotRecords

"My socks were rocked off"
- Owen Hannigan

"With the glow of a successful set behind them, they truly rocked the house, with added praise to O’Connor for fueling such a stellar encore. The band finally closed with “Daydream,” a song the audience had been asking for all night. In that last song, O’Connor, Ogilvie, and Turiano showed what Strange Weekend is: a band of buddies playing some fantastic songs for their friends."
- WTBU Radio

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