[VIDEO] Weezer Teases Return To Studio In New Video
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.19.2014
Are you excited?
Rolling Stone reports that Weezer has posted a 20-second clip on Youtube, starting rumors that they are back in the studio for a new album. This would be their first since 2010's Hurley. The clip was made to look like a 1980s VHS recording. It shows the band performing a distorted version of a new song before it changes to higher-quality footage of the band recording a different song. Rivers Cuomo can be seen at the end of the clip before the video goes to black and shows the words "In the studio now."
Last week, Alternative Press reported that Cuomo said the band were working with producer Ric Ocasek, who produced 1994's Blue Album (which went triple platinum) and 2001's Green Album (platinum). Last month, the band had a five-day Weezer Cruise with Cat Power, Toro y Moi, DIIV, the Cribs, Ash and more. They debuted the new song "Back to the Shack" on the cruise. Cuomo told Rolling Stone last month that he was Nirvana's "biggest fan in the Nineties" and "passionately in love with the music that it made me feel sick."
He said: "We were in the studio making the Blue Album when In Utero came out, and we were on the same label as Nirvana, so we got to hear it pretty early. It just deepened our love affair with Kurt. Somewhere in the back of my mind was the hope and the fear that some day I might meet him. I would love to have met him – but then again, I was afraid of it, because I was quite certain that he would despise my music and everything we stood for."
The band hasn't revealed an album title or release date yet for the new material. In May, the band celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album.