Posts Tagged 'wtf'

Weezer’s New Album Art, Title and Lead Single

I’ve had a rocky ride with Weezer for the past 15 years or so. The thrilling highs, the befuddling lows, and their uncanny ability to do the very thing you least expect them to do at every turn.

Well, they have topped themselves AGAIN, which is staggering after the dog-jumping-across-the-living-room cover of Raditude, and the fact that Rainn Wilson named their last album, and that he named it Raditude, and that Lil Wayne was on the album in a song that Jermaine Dupri co-wrote. Forget all that. The new album is called Hurley (you know, the guy from LOST?), and the album cover is a big, glorious photo of actor Jorge Garcia’s face.

If that’s not mind-boggling enough for you, the lead single, “Memories”, is actually pretty satisfying. Loud, sloppy guitars, scratchy, shouted, emoted vocals, and a searing synthy hook that hearkens back to early b-side “You Gave Your Love to Me Softly.”

You never know what awaits you just around the corner with Weezer, but for now, rejoice in the fact that all the news is great news.

Listen to “Memories” at Stereogum

-Jack

The-Dream: Trilogy (Video)

A wise man named Dr. Steve Brule once said, “You can’t kiss a beautiful girl and have a cool uncle.” This applies to all aspects of life. For instance, you can’t be a brilliant singer/songwriter and producer and dance. Looks like The-Dream may not have come to terms with Dr. Brule’s “rule”, judging by whatever he’s trying to do in the first part of this “Trilogy” video.

You can’t really complain, though, as musically he’s doing his best Prince impression (which is a very good impression) via “Yamaha,” which then bleeds into “Nikki Pt.2” and the “Cry Me A River” cribbing “Abyss” (complete with crying/watery imagery). Just listen to the jams, folks, and be happy he’s serving ’em up!

But really – you don’t see Yeezy pretending he can dance after that “Gold Digger” video, do you? He already has a cool uncle, and he knows it.

Wait a minute, Dream, WTF is going on with that girl in the shower? #creepedout

-Jack