Listen to Weezer and Trent Reznor honour NASA space mission with new tracks

Juno probe is set to orbit Jupiter on July 4

Weezer and Trent Reznor have honoured NASA’s Juno probe mission to Jupiter by posting two songs online.

Weezer announced the arrival of their track ‘I Love The USA’ with an enthusiastic tweet stating: “Celebrating @NASAJuno’s historic landing on 7/4 w/ a new song!” 

Reznor meanwhile teamed up with his longtime film-scoring partner Atticus Ross for ‘Juno’, named after the probe. You can listen to both tracks below.

NASA launched the unmanned probe towards Jupiter in 2011. Juno is set to enter the planet’s orbit on July 4.

“Juno will plunge into uncharted territory, entering orbit around the gas giant and passing closer than any spacecraft before,” NASA’s website explains. “But first it must pass the trial of orbit insertion.”

Meanwhile, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo recently discussed the band’s next album, saying it could sound like “The Beach Boys gone bad”.

The L.A. four-piece released their self-titled 11th album – also known as ‘The White Album’ – earlier this year and Cuomo suggested their next effort could be a darker offering known as ‘The Black Album’.

“What could stand out more against ‘White’ than ‘Black’?” he explained.

“I think it’s going to maybe be like Beach Boys gone bad,” he continued. “I’m thinking of swearing, which is something I’ve never done in songs.” 

Cuomo also said the album would tackle “more mature topics” and be “less summer day and more winter night”, adding: “If it were a movie in the United States it would be rated R instead of PG.” He then said the band could return to the recording studio as soon as October.