We’ll be rocking out for 20 shows across the states in support of our new album Weekend Forever. We’re super excited to get out on the road and meet a ton of new friends so come out, party, let us sleep on your floor, and buy our merch so we can afford gasoline.
Wiretap Records have released their latest ATTENTION! charity compilation, once again all proceeds will be going to the ACLU. The compilation contains over thirty tracks and is a pay what you want release, although it is suggested that you consider a donation of at least $1. The compilation contains tracks from Young Hunger, Odd Robot, Slowkiss, Kamikaze Girls, Looming, Decent Criminal, Choke Up, Gender Roles, Attic Salt, Regarde, Club Night, Daydream, The Vansaders, Crooked Teeth, Aviator, Sleep In, Copneconic, The Apology Tour, Deer Leap, Pop Warner, Portkey, Junior Astronomers, West Means Home, Kevin Nichols, Watch for Horses, Reunions, Toy Cars, Showoff, Beachnut Brackish and more. The latest volume of ATTENTION! can be downloaded here
Weekend ForeverOpen Door Records / Celebrity Punk House / Hidden Home Records / Counter Intuitive Records
By AJ Phink
The Southern Californian power pop influenced rockers Casual Friday have released their debut album, Weekend Forever, via a joint enterprise through the combined independent alliance of Open Door Records, Hidden Home Records, Celebrity Punk House and Counter Intuitive Records. With such an impressive independent backing and it’s upbeat title, it would seem that Casual Friday are offering us the soundtrack for an extended weekend of fun and excess, but like many planned extended weekends that promise everything there’s almost inevitably a raincloud on the horizon.
Banger kicks things off with an elongated introduction that eventually brings an infectious slice of power pop and punk influenced rock that merges into the slightly heavier Direct Deposit, and there’s virtually no break as FOMO brings the pace down and this more relaxed vibe carries through into California. The majority of this album carries on down this well trodden path and with the exception of the melancholic Blackhole, that brings a touch of depth and variation to proceedings, Weekend Forever is a slice of sunny power pop and indie inspired rock that just doesn’t seem to bring anything new to the party.
There is a sense of deja vu as the Californian slacker power pop washes over you in a not unpleasant wave, but for me there’s never quite the essential hook to pull you into the album, and that’s a shame as all the ingredients are there but the mix of influences seems out of kilter, resulting in an album that’s neither fish nor fowl. There’s an obvious influence from the likes of Weezer, Piebald and The Wannadies on this release, and if those bands have a place in your heart then I’d recommend Casual Friday for your playlist, but for me Weekend Forever falls just short of the mark.
You can order the vinyl release of Weekend Forever via Open Door Records here
Weekend Forever is available for streaming and download via Bandcamp here
The Southern Californian power pop influenced rockers Casual Friday have released their debut album, Weekend Forever, via a joint enterprise through the combined independent alliance of Open Door Records, Hidden Home Records, Celebrity Punk House and Counter Intuitive Records, and the album is now available as a free download via their Bandcamp.
Weekend Forever is also available on ltd edition seafoam vinyl via Open Door Records here
You can download Weekend Forever for FREE via Bandcamp here
The Wiretap Records Attention Fall 2016 Compilation is live, it features tracks from Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves, Talk Show Host, Surf Dads, Blowout, Casual Friday, Kamikaze Girls, Same – Band, Get Married, Daydream, Turnaways, Letdown, The Brass Action, Hot Knife, Fourth And Long, Caskitt, Facial, Awkward Age, Lilac Daze, Fossil Youth, No Better, Just Friends, Cedar Spring Motel, Prince Daddy And The Hyena, Forfeit, Stay Wild, Arkless, Sibling, Fox Wound, Spanish Love Songs and Layden And The Lion. Stream it all day long or Pay What You Want for thirty solid tracks. If you discover at least one new band from this comp, the label will have reached their goal. Go support the bands individually, buy their entire album, buy their merch, buy from their store, but also support the indie label that put out the record.
You can stream and download the Wiretap Records Compilation here