Last week cut-off shorts enthusiasts from both coasts (and some major/minor cities in between) flew and road-tripped to Austin, TX to wait on lines, drink Tequila, ride in pedicabs and offer support to an immeasurable spectrum of musical ventures. By yesterday, most of those visitors hadn’t seen Kanye, perhaps had eaten one waffle taco or weirdo pill too many. The host city, too, was aching for some alone time and a good night’s sleep:
What a kindness, then, that all those who deposited themselves back in their home-zones yesterday evening arrived to a new, luxuriously melancholy stretch of nine songs to stay-in to from the R&B team The Weeknd. The project continues to promote its seething, rolled, messy love jams by obscuring the identity of its membership, but some things about the baffling authors are clear. They don’t mind disrobed women and was once based in one of Canada’s most diverse cities, highly regarded by Drake:
Preview a handful of songs from House of Balloons below, then download the tape—featuring the gloriously Siouxie Sioux sampling “Glass Table Girls,” from the group’s site.
Download: The Weeknd, “The Party & The After Party”, “Coming Down”, “Loft Music”
Download: The Weeknd’s House of Balloons Mixtape