Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Is Selling 2,655 Previously Unreleased Demos for a Class Project

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TEMPE, ARIZONA - MARCH 1: Rivers Cuomo of Weezer performs during the 2020 Innings Festival at Tempe Beach Park on March 1, 2020 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by John Medina/Getty Images)

If you want to make that special Weezer fan you know happy this holiday season, Rivers Cuomo has a gift for you.

The Weezer singer/guitarist just posted 2,655 demos on his website that are now for sale. Priced at $9 per era, it goes wayyyyy back to when he was a 6-year-old in 1976 through 2015.

Why did he decide to release these now? Because it’s finals time! In a tweet, Cuomo explained that building the site was part of a project for the class “CS50’s Web Programming with Python and JavaScript.” The market page was added to his existing Mr. Rivers’ Neighborhood site, which launched last month.

If you’re a completist and want the whole collection, you’ll get nearly two days of music for $81. The EWBAITE Years (2011-2014) alone is a whopping 38 hours worth of material and contains 1,113 songs. And of course, Cuomo previews each collection with comments.

But for more casual fans, you’ll want to have a listen to the 72 songs that encompass 147 minutes on The Blue-Pinkerton Years.

He added several caveats for potential buyers, noting the songs “might be wildly inappropriate,” “might just be me rambling, talking, making sounds,” or “It might be just a drum beat,” among other warnings.

You can check out the site here.

Earlier this year, Weezer battled Fall Out Boy on Family Feud. The band also released a track on the Bill & Ted Face the Music soundtrack, debuted a song and appeared on The Simpsons and put out a new video dedicated to essential workers, aptly titled “Hero.”

Weezer’s new album, Van Weezer, is set to be released on May 7, 2021 by Crush Music and Atlantic Records.


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