"Everyone's had their heart broken once or twice; I just hope to help them with the soundtrack." - Andrea Wasse
The best pop songs have hooks that draw you in the first time you hear them and keep the song in your head for hours. and sometimes days. The Weekend have created an album, Beatbox My Heartbeat, that sucks you in and doesn't let go. Full of instant classics, the kind of big chorus, heavy melody songs that make you wanna turn 'em up loud and drive for miles.
Recorded at Mushroom studio with John Wozniak (Marcy Playground) and Dave Ogilvie (NIN, Sloan, Jakalope), While the phrase "beatbox my heartbeat" is a lyric written about a producer Wasse worked with, it's the perfect description for the album's combination of driving rhythms and words about the toll love takes on our most vital organ.
Based in London, Ontario, Wasse and the other Weekenders - Lincoln Cushman (keyboards), Ryan Ford (guitar), Randie Van Gorp (bass), and Jason Pierce (drums) - have spent a good deal of the past few years traveling the world. They've made fans in Australia, Japan and most recently Indonesia.
The Weekend have been writing and playing their hearts out, sharing stages with bands like Weezer, Green Day, Alexisonfire and At The Drive-In, among many others...