The band, which features Young Marble Giant's Alison Statton, will see their early demos issued on vinyl for the first time in March.
Blackest Ever Black will issue Weekend's demos on vinyl on March 3rd.
Weekend is the band that Alison Statton formed after her seminal post-punk outfit Young Marble Giants disbanded in 1980. She struck up a partnership with Reptile Ranch member Spike Williams and, later, guitarist Simon Booth (who would go on to form Working Week later in the decade). The three worked on demos in 1981 as a trio, before they brought three more musicians into the fold for their 1982 debut album La Varieté, which had a much jazzier bent. As a result, The '81 Demos are rawer than the recordings that would come later, with the label claiming they bear more resemblance to Young Marble Giants than the form Weekend would take on their LP. The demos were originally released on CD in 1995 and then tacked on as bonus tracks to a reissue of La Varieté, but this will mark the first time they've been issued on vinyl. You can listen to the lengthy "Red Planes" here.
A2 Red Planes
B2 Summerdays Instrumental
Blackest Ever Black will release The '81 Demos on March 3rd, 2014.