The song features on a seven-inch fan club release
Weezer have released a new track called ‘Everybody Needs Salvation’.
The song originally featured on a seven-inch recently released to the band’s official fan club, now surfacing online. Listen below.
Weezer were joined onstage last month by frontman Rivers Cuomo’s father. Frank Cuomo joined son Rivers and his bandmates as they headlined the second day of LA festival Burgerama.
Introducing his dad to the stage, Rivers Cuomo said: “Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in the history of the universe please give a welcome to the Weezer stage my dad, Frank Cuomo.”
The band then played ‘Back To The Shack’ with Cuomo Snr. Rivers changed the line, “Maybe I should play the lead guitar and Pat should play the drums” in the song to “Maybe I should play the lead guitar and my dad should play the drums.”
Weezer released their ninth studio album ‘Everything Will Be Alright In The End’ in October 2014. Rivers Cuomo said his relationship with his father was one of the main inspirations for the album.
Speaking to NME about his father’s influence on the record, Cuomo said: “My father was in the army, stationed in Germany, when I was growing up, so I didn’t see him much. That gave me a lot to write about, and I explored the father figure theme in other ways, too. There’s a song called ‘Eulogy For A Rock Band’ about Weezer’s musical forefathers. ‘The British Are Coming’ is about the American colonies’ relations with their imperial father, the British Empire. And ‘Foolish Father’ could be me singing about my father or me singing about my daughter.”