Weezer work on new songs

And there’s a DVD on the way too

Weezer have been working on new material for the follow up to 2005’s ‘Make Believe’.

The band were rumoured to be close to quitting due to the fact that lead singer/songwriter River Cuomo is set to return to Harvard University in February to complete his degree in English Literature.

“It’s not going to be entirely quiet on the Weezer ‘hood not by a long shot,” a posting on the bands official site reads. “Everyone is planning on writing music and indeed a good deal of the songs have already been created while the band was still on tour this fall. Rivers returns to college this spring and everyone…continues to work towards a musical future… Only time will tell when the Weezer machine will get back into full gear.”

The band also are planning to release a live DVD of their recent Japanese tour, culled from their three night performance at Tokyo’s Studio Coast.

“We’ve got the footage; now it’s a matter of putting it together. I don’t have any info as a projected release time yet, but it will happen in ’06 for sure,” the statement continued.