Big-time meme-boy Rivers Cuomo just shared a new track called “Two Broken Hearts” with an appropriately quirky music video. It’s a twinkly feel-good song about, well, two broken hearts, helping one another heal by spending time together watching HBO and eating ice cream. More »
There’s a destination a little up the road from the habitations and the towns you know. It’s called the Ace Hotel Los Angeles. It is probably the most Los Angeles place in all of Los Angeles. It’s hard to fall asleep at the Ace Hotel Los Angeles because people keep partying at the rooftop bar, … More »
Rivers Cuomo has responded to Saturday Night Live’s Weezer sketch despite not having seen it. When reached for comment by Rolling Stone, Cuomo confirmed that he still hadn’t seen Matt Damon and Leslie Jones having a near-violent debate over the greatest era of the band, despite everyone, including his own mother, … More »
Matt Damon hosted last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live and played a ride-or-die Weezer fan in one of the sketches. It starts with him playing their cover of “Africa” by Toto at a Christmas party. Leslie Jones calls Damon a fake fan for liking Weezer’s new stuff: “I’m just confused because real … More »
I know this year’s been kind of exhausting music-wise. It’s been exhausting everything-wise, but stopping to think about how music felt just dredged up nothing but malaise: Post Malone going all Individual-1 about “fake news”, grotesque Soundcloud rappers turning out to be all-problematic/no-faves, the final demise of anything resembling … More »
Phoebe Bridgers won a lot of people over quickly. Amidst releasing her debut Stranger In The Alps last year, she immediately made her presence known: A gifted singer-songwriter often diving into confessional, melancholic depths while maintaining a sometimes-dry, sometimes-quirky sense of humor online and elsewhere. She was gifted, and she was interesting. We wound up … More »
In late 2017, alternative rock radio returned to New York City for the first time in six years. 92.3 FM made the switch from pop to rock, which at the time was welcome news since NYC already has a behemoth in Z100 for top charts, and like with the city’s sports teams, there’s only a … More »
Toto had a brief return to the cultural consciousness earlier this year when Weezer struck alt-radio gold by covering the cheese-rockers 1982 megahit “Africa,” which they released only after covering a different song, “Rosanna.” Toto had some fun with that by returning the favor and covering Weezer’s “Hash Pipe,” both More »
Ahhhh, all filled up on pie and back after a relaxing Thanksgiving break! Time to catch up on what we missed…
Whoa, look at that, new Weezer album! I guess despite their recent chart-topping success as a Toto cover band, they’re not quitting their day jobs as an actual band-band.
The Black Album huh? Really going after every shade in the spectrum, I guess. Let’s see: produced by Dave Sitek, all songs written by Rivers Cuomo on piano, band members switching up instruments in-studio, out March 1 via Crush/Atlantic. And they’re hitting the road again with Pixies, including a big show at Madison Square Garden that also has TV On The Radio on the bill. Neat!
New song too, “Zombie Bastards.” Would have been more timely a month ago; but then again, this is the band that only just got around to covering “Africa.” Anyway, let’s watch this new vid.
Well, that’s certainly a song. Not really sure what dripping black liquid from a Weezer logo onto a skull has to do with zombies or bastards, but it’s a pretty cool visual.
Oh wow, they have another song out too? “Can’t Knock the Hustle.” Looks like it’s also on this new album, let’s check it out:
Is that Pete Wentz, why does it take a graphic violent turn in the third act, why is there a fake advertisement epilogue, and is this song implicitly about the “hustle” of being a rideshare driver????
Weezer has gotten way more weird than they really have any business being.
The Black Album, the new and somehow fifth Weezer album named after a color is out March 1. Check out the album’s artwork, as well as all of Weezer’s upcoming tour dates, down below. The full tracklisting has not yet been announced, but it will include the two tracks from above.
Pre-order The Black Album here, if you feel like getting dangerous.
Weezer tour dates
03.08.19 — Louisville, KY — KFC Yum! Center
03.10.19 — Columbia, SC — Colonial Life Arena
03.12.19 — New York, NY — Madison Square Garden
03.13.19 — Montreal, QC — Bell Centre
03.14.19 — Albany, NY — Times Union Center
03.16.19 — Mashantucket, CT — Foxwoods Resort Casino
03.17.19 — Baltimore, MD — Royal Farms Arena
03.19.19 — Columbus, OH — Schottenstein Center
03.20.19 — Grand Rapids, MI — Van Andel Arena
03.22.19 — Memphis, TN — FedEx Forum
03.24.19 — St. Louis, MO — Enterprise Center
03.26.19 — Kansas City, MO — Sprint Center
03.27.19 — Tulsa, OK — BOK Center
03.28.19 — Des Moines, IA — Wells Fargo Arena
03.30.19 — St. Paul, MN — Xcel Energy Center
03.31.19 — Madison, WI — Alliant Energy Center
04.05.19 — Nampa, ID — Ford Idaho Center Arena
04.06.19 — Portland, OR — Moda Center
04.07.19 — Vancouver, BC — Rogers Arena
04.09.19 — Sacramento, CA — Golden 1 Center
04.10.19 — Oakland, CA — Oracle Arena
04.12.19 — Las Vegas, NV — Mandalay Bay Event Center
06.29.19 — London, UK — O2 Academy Brixton
07.02.19 — Hamburg, DE — Stadtpark
07.04.19 — Utrecht, HL — Tivoli Vredenburg
07.07.19 — Bologna, Italy — Sonic Park
07.08.19 — Zurich, CH — Xtra
Weezer didn’t release an album in 2018, and yet this has still been one of the biggest Weezer years in recent memory, largely on the strength of the band’s novelty-hit cover of Toto’s “Africa.” Next year, the band will release a new album, their Black Album. Last month, the band announced that the … More »