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Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy announce ‘Hella Mega’ tour

The announcement of the ‘Hella Mega’ tour has caused ripples of excitement in the music world this week. If you haven’t seen, Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer have announced a co-headlining tour in Europe, the US and Canada for next summer. Speaking on Zane Lowe’s show about the tour, Billie Joe Armstrong said: “It’s kind of a Green Day idea. And we talked about how we weren’t really wanting to do stadiums and do something that was like throwback to Monsters Of Rock Tour. There was, of course, Fall Out Boy and Weezer and now we’re stoked.”

The Interrupters, who seem to be going from strength to strength, have been announced as support for the US and Canada dates.

The dates for the whole tour can be found below.







Weezer to release “The Black Album”

Just three months after Weezer released “Pacific Daydream”, the band have made an announcement about a new album. “The Black Album” is out on May 25th and was written at the same time as its predecessor.

Read about the conception of the album on Australian site Double J.

DS Staff Picks- Lia Davis Top 10 Albums of 2017

Well, another 2017 has come to a close my friends and I can say with full confidence that while it has been a banger, I will be glad to send it off with a mandatory, awkward, New Years Eve Party. And by party, I really mean lounging around in my pajamas, eating mac n cheese, and watching movies by myself– we are all different y’all. Having joined the DS team back in April, this year has been a wild ride full of music journalism, writing, editing, and re-editing again. My life has been full of change (good and bad), new beginnings, and unfortunate endings but I think we can all agree that knocking back a couple together and gearing up for 2018 with anticipation for what’s to come is the best way to close out this shit show. Check out what my top ten albums of 2017 were below, pre or post party– your call.

New Music: Weezer – “Weekend Woman”

Los Angeles rock icons Weezer have premiered their brand new song “Weekend Woman”. You can check it out below.

“Weekend Woman” is taken from Weezer’s upcoming album Pacific Daydream, which will be released on October 27th.

Weezer announce new album ‘Pacific Daydream’, stream new track ‘Mexican Fender’

Los Angeles rock icons Weezer dropped some big news bombs on us today. By starters they announced a brand new album called ‘Pacific Daydream’ which will come out October 27th. Fans can already start pre-ordering right here.

The album news came accompanied by a brand new single. ‘Mexican Fender‘ came out just in time to become your feel good hit of the Summer. Listen to it below or download it right here.

The band last released Weezer (also known as the ‘White Album’) on April 1, 2016.

The Flatliners stream new song ‘Indoors’

Canadian punks The Flatliners premiered their new song ‘Indoors’ today. The track appears on the band’s upcoming sixth studio LP, “Inviting Light”, out April 7 on Rise Records. The album is already up for pre-order here.

The band is heading out for some North American tour dates with LA rock veterans Weezer and some European dates with The Menzingers and The Dirty Nil later this month. You can find ‘Indoors’ and full tour dates below.

Weezer releases new single “Feels Like Summer”

Los Angeles rock icons Weezer have released a new single titled “Feels Like Summer.”  The song is the first single off the bands as of yet untitled upcoming 11th album that should see release this summer.

You can check out the video below.

The band last released Weezer (also known as the ‘White Album’) on April 1, 2016.

Weezer announce Western Canadian tour with The Flatliners

Los Angeles Rock veterans Weezer have announced a tour of Western Canada this coming spring. They will be joined by Canadian punks The Flatliners from March 31st to April 8th as the tour moves from Saskatoon, SK to Penticton, BC. You can check out a full list of dates/locations below as well as ticket info here.

Weezer released their latest album, The White Album, on April 1st, 2016. The Flatliners released their EP, Nerves, last October and have plans for a full-length this year.

Album Review: Weezer – ‘Weezer’ (The White Album)

Of all the nonsense terms that are thrown around by bands and PR reps, “return to form” might be the least nonsensical one. It actually means something, and its definition is straightforward. But what about when it comes to Weezer? It could easily be argued that Weezer have always been at their best when they stray from their form (the overly confessional Pinkerton, Maladroit’s heavy riffing, or Everything Will Be Alright in the End’s epic thematic approach). It could just as easily be argued they’re also at their worst (the adult alternative / Lite.FM ready Make Believe, or whatever the hell Raditude was) when they break from the norm.

So what do we get from a return to form Weezer record? A pretty enjoyable pop record, it seems.

While not as ambitious or high-aiming as Everything Will Be Alright in the End, Weezer’s White Album follows the fun power-pop path laid out by the band’s other self-titled records and is mostly successful. In spite of the album sharing the same color scheme as a certain Beatles album, Weezer’s White Album takes a summer pop approach a la the Beach Boys (or, to use a more contemporary act, kind of like Best Coast). In a way, it’s very similar to Weezer’s 2001 self-titled effort (better known as the Green Album), as these songs feel like they need to be listened to with the wind blowing in your hair and the sun shining on your face.

At this point in time, most people have accepted that we’ll never get another Blue or Pinkerton, so of course the White Album is chock full of callbacks to their two most beloved albums. The guitars of “L.A. Girlz” and “Endless Bummer” are exactly the type of sound that made Blue so endearing (“L.A. Girlz” is much, much better than the title suggests, I promise), and there’s already been plenty said about “Do You Wanna Get High?” and its strong Pinkerton vibes- both in instrumentation and how personal the song gets. But what makes the White Album so good is that it never feels like they’re forcing themselves to recreate their old sounds- which is common for bands to do on “return to form” records. It all feels authentic and that the band is having fun again. Actually, I take back what I said in the previous paragraph- this is the type of self-titled album that the Green Album should have been.

Of course, what would a post-2000 Weezer album be without its faults? First single, and worst song of the bunch, “Thank God for Girls” is still enough to get stuck in your head, which only makes it worse once you find yourself singing the lyrics and realizing what you’re saying. To keep up the Green Album comparisons, it’s this album’s “Hash Pipe.” Then there’s “Jacked Up,” which is actually a pretty good song, but it feels out of place to have a piano-driven melody sung mostly in falsetto on an album full of BBQ-on-the-beach anthems. Cuomo has hinted that the band is already working on a follow up, which will allegedly be darker, and “Jacked Up” seems like a hint at what to expect.

It almost feels weird to say, but Everything Will Be Alright in the End has ushered in a new era where it’s okay to be excited for new Weezer music. The White Album is a good album, and it will likely wind up being your fourth or fifth favorite Weezer album, depending on how you feel about Maladroit.

4 / 5

RIYL: Best Coast, Beach Boys, The Rentals

Lineup for this year’s Summer Sonic revealed

Organizers have revealed the lineup for the this year’s Summer Sonic in Japan, which will take place in Tokyo on August 20th and in Osaka on the following day. Artists playing the festival are The Offspring, Weezer, Underworld, Panic! At the Disco, Babymetal, Radiohead, The 1975, Suede, Billy Talent and many others. According to the flyer above, more artists are scheduled to appear.

Tickets go on sale on May 28th. For more more details on this year’s Summer Sonic, go to the festival’s official website.

Music Video: Weezer – “California Kids”

Los Angeles rock icons Weezer have released a music video for a new song titled “California Kids.” The song is taken from their upcoming self-titled album. You can watch the video below.

The band will release Weezer (also known as the ‘White Album’) on April 1, 2016. They will be supporting the album with a US tour this summer.

Weezer stream new song “LA Girlz”

Los Angeles rock icons Weezer have premiered a new song titled “LA Girlz,” which is taken from their upcoming self-titled album. You can give the track a listen below.

The band’s new self-titled LP (also known as the ‘White Album’) is set to release on April 1st. They will be supporting the album with a US tour this summer.

Thieves release a cover of Weezer’s “Buddy Holly”

Austin pop punk band Thieves have just released their cover of the song “Buddy Holly”, off Weezer‘s classic eponymous debut album. The cover adds some nice grit and thumping energy to the track, which you can check out below. This track comes off Thieves’ upcomming EP “Two Covers”, which will also feature a cover of The Beatles’ song “With A Little Help From My Friends,” and is set for release on February 26th.

Weezer announce ‘White Album’ 2016 summer tour with Panic! at the Disco, share new music video

Weezer have made a big announcement about the release of their new album Weezer (‘White Album’) and more importantly their upcoming summer US tour with Panic! at the Disco in support of this album. The two bands will tour all over the US for almost 3 months with special guest Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. Check out the full list of dates and locations below.

Weezer also released a brand new music video for their newest single “King of the World”, a track set to appear on the new album. Check it out below.

Weezer is scheduled for release on April 1st, 2016.

Music Video: Weezer – “Thank God for Girls”

Weezer have premiered a music video for their brand new song “Thank God for Girls”. You can check it below.

It is unclear if “Thank God for Girls” is going to appear on the next Weezer album, which will serve as the follow-up to last year’s Everything Will Be Alright in the End, but we’ll keep you posted as more details come to light.