Not that we're not checking Drake's blog all the time, but we still don't exactly go there for HOT TIPS ON NEW ARTISTS. That will apparently have to change, as the dudes who handle it have been posting videos by the ultra mysterious The Weekend. While dudes like How to Dress Well and James Blake have been doing their own twisted take on R&B—making everything sound like it was recorded alone and hushed in a bedroom just as the sun is rising—The Weekend take it a step further. Rather than just pulling from every genre of music anyone has ever liked, The Weekend are approaching it like curators, grabbing elements that fit within the blueprint of R&B that maybe haven't been used quite like this yet and leaving all the extraneous stuff behind. It makes for a sound that is familiar but also completely new. We would send you to their website for more info, but it is basically just a white screen. So check out the video above and a couple more after the jump.
December 13, 2010