American pop rock band Weezer are set to release their eleventh studio album which will be titled “Pacific Daydream”. The new album will be released on October 27th and will mark the end of their summer and early fall tour. The tour will see the band play at a couple of music festivals as well as regular shows in the United States, Mexico, the UK, Germany, Belgium, France, and the Netherlands.
Two singles have been released so far from the album including “Feels Like Summer”, which was released back in March, as well as the newly released “Mexican Fender”, which was released just yesterday. The brand new song “Mexican Fender” tells the story of a girl that Rivers Cuomo, the lead singer, met in a guitar shop. While the lyrics are generally quite catchy as most Weezer songs are known for, the instrumentals in this song specifically stand out. There are some incredible guitar riffs and drum beats throughout the tune. While this song is on the more pop side of Weezer’s tunes, the album may present a good mix of both rock and pop tunes.
No track list has yet been released for the album “Pacific Daydream”, however the album artwork has surfaced and it’s pretty safe to say its quite spacey. Check it out below.
You may notice the Chinese lettering in the bottom corner of the album. Rivers Cuomo has stated that the album artwork was influenced by Chinese culture and he quoted a well known Chinese proverb which states: “Once upon a time, I, Chuang Chou, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Chou. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.”
With this deep thought, it is possible that the band will come up with many tunes that seem quite deep and other worldly. It was stated that the band were supposed to be working on their Black Album, however the songs they were coming up with seemed like they came from “a beach at the end of the world”. With this new information, fans and critics alike are excited to hear the brand new Weezer album.
In case you are looking to see Weezer play live this year, check out their tour dates below:
Aug 20 – The Big Feastival, Oro-Medonte, ON
Aug 26 – Hellow Music Festival, Monterrey, MX
Sep 02 – Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA
Sep 09 – 96.5 The Buzz’s Buzz Beach Ball, Bonner Springs, KS
Sep 10 – LouFest, St. Louis, MO
Sep 15 – KAABOO, Del Mar, CA
Sep 15 – Music Midtown, Atlanta, GA
Sep 17 – The Meadows Music and Arts Festival, New York, NY
Oct 05 – Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Reno, NV
Oct 06 – Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa, CA
Oct 07 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
Oct 15 – Columbiahalle, Berlin, DE
Oct 16 – Ewerk, Cologne, DE
Oct 18 – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, BE
Oct 19 – Olympia, Paris, FR
Oct 21 – 013, Tilburg, NL
Oct 23 – O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
Oct 24 – O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
Oct 25 – O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
Oct 27 – O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
Oct 28 – SSE Arena, Wembley, London, UK
Dec 02 – Riptide Festival, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Finally, if you haven’t heard the two new singles yet and seen the official music videos for both, check them out here: