Rivers Cuomo hints and industry sources point to a late October release date
Radio industry sources appear to have unveiled the release of a new Weezer single, suggesting the track will be entitled ‘Thank God For Girls’, and can be expected in late October.
Weezer fansites also suggest that Cuomo may have tweeted “who’s ready for new Wheezer” (band name misspelling the singer’s own), though the tweet has since been deleted.
AllAccess.com, a radio specialist news site, have the single noted as a Crush Music release for October 27 in their ‘future releases‘ section.
Weezer released their ninth and most recent album ‘Everything Will Be Alright In The End’ in October 2014, with the last single from the album, ‘Go Away’, launched as recently as July.
‘Thank God For Girls’ looks to be the first hint at album ten material, though, with 2015 fanclub-exclusive single ‘Everybody Needs Salvation’ not expected to feature on future releases.
Read NME’s review of 2014’s ‘Everything Will Be Alright In The End’ here.
Talking to GuitarWorld, Cuomo talked about the last album’s studio progression relative to earlier material:
“Recording this record felt like much more of a creative process than making the first album, because when we made that record, we’d been playing the songs for a year and a half in the clubs and there had been several rounds of demos. It felt like the songs were pretty much done and there wasn’t room for much more creativity once we got into the studio.”
This year has been a quirky one for the L.A. band, with Rivers Cuomo hosting Shakespeare-themed parties for fans at local theatres, inviting his children on-stage to perform at a festival and making fun of Tinder users in his latest video, for ‘Go Away’.
The band have a trio of American festival shows lined up in the coming months, but no headline shows planned at present.