Weekender emerged from the patient minds of brothers Derek and Nic Sheehan, who over the course of a few years, and a few bands, were joined by Tom Anthony and Emily Cahill in late 2011. Their previous endeavors caught the attention of producer Kyle “Slick” Johnson (Modest Mouse/Wavves), who signed on to work with the band on their new material. Due to tight budgets and time constraints the recording amounted to a few weekend sessions over a year and a half, resulting in a debut EP, due this fall.