the weekend The Teaser EP (Teenage USA) Rating: NNNN Rating: NNNN
The new disc by the pride of London, Ontario, the Weekend, is the aural equivalent of Pop Rocks candy -- sweet and tangy, with explosive energy. The Teaser EP is five bouncy tracks of punk-flavoured pop with bubble-gum girl vocal harmonies, 80s-style guitars and sunny keyboards. It's not particularly challenging, but that's what makes this a superb summertime soundtrack. First single Perfect World is a perfect pop song, with got-a-crush-on-you lyrics, cheesy synths and crunchy guitars building into a pogo-inducing chorus. Yum. Pop Rocks, dude. They're definitely not high in nutritional value, but they're damn tasty. And they turn your mouth purple.