News - Weezer


Following the release of their new song Hero a couple days ago, Weezer have now achieved the ultimate accolade of appearing on The Simpsons...


The new episode, which aired recently in the U.S and that UK fans will be able to watch on Friday 22nd May on Sky 1 at 8.30pm, is entitled ‘The Hateful Eight Year-Olds.' It sees Weezer voicing a cover band named Sailor’s Delight, who are the house band on a romantic cruise taken by Homer and Marge. Some of Sailor’s Delight’s songs in the episode will sound familiar to you, particularly if you were a fan of Weezer (The Black Album) or Pacific Daydream, but one song is completely new: debuting worldwide on The Simpsons, the track is called Blue Dream, and will be featured on the band’s forthcoming album, Van Weezer.  They also did their own version of the Simpsons' theme tune...




The latest album, Van Weezer, the band’s fourteenth studio album, is produced by Suzy Shinn (Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy). The inspiration for this album derives from the deepest roots of Weezer - metal! What has metal got to do with Weezer, you ask? In his earliest years, Rivers was a huge KISS fan; Brian was a big Black Sabbath fan; Pat worshipped at the altar of Van Halen and Rush; Scott loved Slayer and Metallica. The last time this vein of harder rock was mined by Weezer was on their much-loved 2002 album Maladroit; Van Weezer is primed to take that album's sonics many steps further courtesy of producer Suzy Shinn.

The highly anticipated album was originally set for release on 6th of this month but, because of the dreaded coronavirus, things have been delayed and a new release date for the record will be coming soon. Weezer put out a statement on social media about this, saying "unfortunately we're going to have to delay the release of Van Weezer. As you know, Corona has put a crimp in many well-laid plans. Van Weezer has been no exception. And because we don't want to give another release date until we're absolutely sure of it, we'll just say "stay tuned for more info.""

Listen to Hero, one of the tracks off the album, which Weezer has said is "for the stay at home dreamers, the zoom graduators, the sourdough bakers, and the essential workers" and sharing this hand-written note from frontman Rivers Cuomo...






Van Weezer follows the release of last year’s Weezer (The Black Album), as well as their covers album, Weezer (The Teal Album), whose streaming numbers have well surpassed 100 million. Weezer have sold 10 million albums in the U.S., and over 35 million records worldwide since their debut album’s release in 1994. Their catalogue has included such megahits as Buddy Holly, Undone (The Sweater Song), Say It Ain’t So, El Scorcho, Hash Pipe, Island In The Sun, Beverly Hills, Pork and Beans, and more.

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