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Rivers Cuomo Explains His ‘Crazy Way to Write’ Tracks on ‘Song Exploder’

Rivers Cuomo was the guest on the latest episode of the behind-the-scenes music podcast Song Exploder, and the Weezer frontman walked host Hrishikesh Hirway through the writing and…
James Grebey / April 18, 2016

Vampire Weekend Didn’t Appear on ‘Shrek’ Soundtrack Because Ezra Koenig ‘Refused to Capitalize on Weezer’s Misfortune’

It's hard to believe, but Smash Mouth's "All Star" wasn't the only song to be featured in the Shrek film series — and it turns out that…
James Grebey / April 7, 2016

Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, Dressed As Elvis, Is ‘King Of the World’ On ‘Fallon’

Last night, color-focused Californians Weezer celebrated the release of their self-titled The White Album by performing the record's crunchy, wistful "King of the World" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy…
Harley Brown / April 1, 2016

Blue Albums and Pink Triangles: What Color Means to Weezer

Synesthesia may very well be the key to why humans create multimedia art, why movies have soundtracks, or why recorded albums have cover art. The…
Dan Weiss / March 29, 2016

Review: Weezer Make Weezer Great Again on ‘The White Album’

Well, it only took 'em 20 years. The half-decade hiatus that Weezer started in 1996 after their epochal first two albums — and the sonically…
Andrew Unterberger / March 25, 2016

Nerf Herder Recall Buzzier Times With ’90s Nostalgia Fest ‘We Opened for Weezer’

In the mid-'90s, Santa Barabra pop-punk softies Nerf Herder were just popular enough to play two weeks of dates opening for West Coast alt-rock royalty…
Andrew Unterberger / March 10, 2016

Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Eats All of the Cannoli in ‘California Kids’ Video

Have you ever glanced at a giant cake and briefly fantasized about shoving your entire face in it? Well, apparently Weezer's Rivers Cuomo has too…
Rachel Brodsky / March 10, 2016

Weezer Go Back to Basics Again With ‘LA Girlz’

Update: Weezer have released their "LA Girlz" video. It's below. After releasing their most classic-'90s-sounding jam in decades last year with "Do…
Andrew Unterberger / February 17, 2016

Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Covered Fetty Wap’s ‘Trap Queen’ for No Apparent Reason

A thing that cool #teens often do on social media is comment "mom" or "dad" on posts by their favorite pop stars. Usually it's a…
James Grebey / February 8, 2016

Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Will Accompany You to an Island in the Sun

Now that Weezer has solidified plans to release their tenth studio album, a self-titled record also known as The White Album, they've also included some…
Rachel Brodsky / January 20, 2016

Weezer ‘Thank God For Girls’ and Ask ‘Do You Wanna Get High?’ on ‘Kimmel’

Weezer's next record, the self-titled LP they're calling The White Album, doesn't come out until April 1, but the Los Angeles band have already shared…
James Grebey / January 20, 2016

Weezer Announce Self-Titled Album, Share Humongous ‘King of the World’

Talk about burying the lede! After Rivers Cuomo sincerely covered Rae Sremmurd's "Come Get Her" on Wednesday, Weezer announced their new album. The California crew's…
Harley Brown / January 14, 2016

Watch Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo (Briefly) Cover Rae Sremmurd’s ‘Come Get Her’

Every now and then, musicians post Instagram videos; sometimes, said videos are of themselves singing along to Rae Sremmurd, which is exactly what Weezer's Rivers Cuomo…
Rachel Brodsky / January 14, 2016

Weezer ‘Thank God For Girls’ on ‘Conan’

Weezer — a band who's certainly recorded some solid hits in the 21st century — dropped by Conan last night to perform one of their latest. Rivers Cuomo…
James Grebey / December 4, 2015

The 21 Best Weezer Songs of the 21st Century

In the last month, crunchy formative-years favorites Weezer have dropped a pair of new songs that represent an interesting duality for the band and its…
Andrew Unterberger / November 24, 2015

Weezer Preach (and Sin) in ‘Thank God For Girls’ Video

Weezer have shared the music video for their bizarre and comical new single "Thank God For Girls," and the clip is, well, also bizarre and…
James Grebey / November 16, 2015

Watch Beach House Cover Weezer’s ‘Sweater Song’

Beach House's latest record, Thank Your Lucky Stars, has been out for a few weeks now, and to celebrate, the dream-pop duo took the stage…
Rachel Brodsky / November 6, 2015

Weezer Want to Know: ‘Do You Wanna Get High?’

Update: Just like he did for "Thank God for Girls," frontman Rivers Cuomo has shared Genius annotations for this new single's lyrics. Highlights include stories…
Brennan Carley / November 3, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Weezer, St. Lucia, Miguel, and More

Welcome to SPIN’s Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from Southern psych-poppers, art-pop…
SPIN Staff / October 27, 2015

Please Read the Lyrics to Weezer’s Bizarre New Single ‘Thank God for Girls’

Update: Rivers Cuomo has annotated the song's lyrics on Genius, including such chestnuts as "all these good looking atheletic young guys r getting so much…
Andrew Unterberger / October 26, 2015
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