This is not Pinkerton.
Now that we have that out of the way, let’s examine where this 10th LP (fourth self-titled) fits within The Curious Case of Weezer.
To many, Weezer are hacks; they’re notorious for “selling out” (whatever that means), a band who’s switched not only styles but a frontman who famously experimented with hundreds of songwriting methods just to reach the heights of the band’s classic debut, Weezer (The Blue Album). But it’s what’s happened between the time of The Blue Album and now that makes the band (and their enigmatic frontman, Rivers Cuomo) so endearing. There was critical success followed by critical failure; addiction followed by isolation, all in the name of goofy songs like “Hash Pipe” and “Island in the Sun.” There was celibacy, meditation, marriage, divorce, a Lil Wayne feature, and a “return to form” all in the past two decades.
All Time Lowʼs video for “Missing You” can be found on YouTube or by hitting read more
Outside Lands have announced their 2016 lineup. Tickets for this San Francisco festival go on sale this Thursday.
Skrillex debuted a new Rick Ross collaboration over the weekend. The rumor is this may be the theme music for the upcoming Suicide Squad film. A live recording of the track can be found below.
Puig Destroyer is welcoming back baseball by putting their “no one cares about your fantasy team” t-shirt up for pre-sale.
Drake has posted two new songs “Pop Style” (featuring Kanye West and Jay Z) and “One Dance” (featuring Wizkid and Kyla) on Apple Music.
Explosions in the Skyʼs performance of “Disintegration Anxiety” on Colbert can be found on YouTube or by hitting read more.
In a new profile with Distinct, Fleet Foxesʼ Christian Wargo revealed that he and Robin Pecknold have been discussing the idea of getting the band back together.
“It’s not, like, ‘announced’ or anything, and none of us really knew it was coming, but it’s happening,” assured Wargo, who also spends his time as a woodworker and illustrator. “Possibly unofficially at this stage, but it’s definitely a thing.”
Chris DeVille, writing for Stereogum, looks at how Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo may be the first number one album with practically zero actual “sales.”
Pablo still isn’t on sale anywhere besides Kanye’s site, and even if Tidal reported the limited number of Tidal TLOP purchases to Nielsen SoundScan, those sales happened weeks ago. But HITS Daily Double and @chartnews report that the album is projected to accumulate about 60,000 equivalent units based almost entirely on TEA and SEA and will likely ascend to #1 on the Billboard 200 next week.
With Confidence will be releasing their new album, Better Weather, on June 17th via Hopeless Records. You can watch the video for the first single, “Keeper,” on YouTube or by hitting read more.
Fenix TX have signed with Cyber Tracks Records and will be releasing a new EP, CREE.EP, later this year. Artwork for the EP can be found below.
The Aquabatsʼ Bat Commander has issued an apology on Facebook for an insensitive post last week.
Friday, I reposted a photo of the marquee at a local shop in our area. Every couple of weeks they come up with some kind of silly messaging on their marquee for the people driving by the store to read. I’ve posted a few of these in the past…but Friday’s post was a mistake. Initially, I read it as a silly topical way to say that the shop has wetsuits that can fit anyone and everyone. I realize that it was actually in poor taste and insensitive to the transgender community. I honestly didn’t mean any offense and unfortunately, I didn’t think too much of it at the time of my repost. I realize now that many people were hurt by this and I feel bad. This was my poor judgment to post it.
Angels and Airwavesʼ new EP, Chasing Shadows, is up for sale.
I wanted to quickly draw your attention to our review section. Over the next few weeks we’ll be slowly adding in some of our favorite reviews from the past, and, of course, expanding it outward with new reviews as well. Yes, I even brought back some of my old reviews.1
Reports are coming in that Jenny Lewis played a surprise set tonight opening for Wild Belle in New York. She announced that this was the band’s first show, that they are called NAF (which apparently stands for Nice as Fuck), and that it would not be their last.
CaliberTV were able to film two live performances of Underoath at their tour stop in San Francisco. Check out the videos for “Young and Aspiring” and “A Boy Brushed Red Living In Black And White” by hitting read more.
It looks like Green Day are back in the studio.