One time guitar-pop geniuses Weezer have revealed details of the follow-up to 2008's self-titled red album, as well as an upcoming single taken from the new record, their seventh studio recording.
A blog post on Weezer's official website read:
“...Peeps of the world, the cosmic wind has blown hither and yon, and "(If you're wondering if i want you to) I want you to" has landed at radio - sooner than originally announced, but c'mon - whats wrong with sooner? "(If you're wondering if i want you to) I want you to" hit the KROQ L.A. airwaves this evening, some other Cali stations like Star 98 shortly therafter, and it goes nationwide tomorrow (Tuesday)! Call your local station, let them them know that now is the time and the time is now! Just tell them this simple phrase: "(If you're wondering if i want you to play "(If you're wondering if i want you to) I want you to", yes, I want you to play "(If you're wondering if i want you to) I want you to". ITS THAT SIMPLE PEOPLE! (heh heh!) Meanwhile, the official on sale date of the song is still 8/25.
So, that's all the details of the single 'If You're Wondering If I Want You To (I Want You To)' which is going to be played across the USA today and goes on sale on August 25. The art work looks much like this:
And, details were also divulged about the album...
...MEANWHILE, the album that the new single is drawn from, Weezer's 7th Album due out on October 27, DOES INDEED have a title, and the title is "Raditude"! "Raditude"?? WHAT is "Raditude"? WHO is "Raditude"? WHERE is "Raditude"? WHEN is "Raditude"? HOW is "Raditude"? DONDE ES "Raditude"? QUIERO "Raditude"? Là où "Raditude"? Pourquoi "Raditude"? Quand "Raditiude"? Quel "Raditude"? Waar "Raditude"? Waarom "Raditude"? Wanneer "Raditude"? Welke "Raditude"? Wo "Raditude"? Warum "Raditude"? Wenn "Raditude"? Welches "Raditude"? Dove "Raditude"? Perché "Raditude"? Quando "Raditude"? Quale "Raditude"? Raditude "Raditude"? ...."Raditude"?
So, yeah, it's called Raditude if you couldn't work it out. And yes, it probably is their worst album title to date.
Other important details you may want to take note of are that it's out in the US on October 27 and it was produced by Jacknife Lee and Butch Walker. So far we know that one track is called 'In The Mall' but that is all.
Though all of the above dates for releases are, of course, 'merican, we all bloody hope that we can get a sniff of the new material soon. But Raditude? Fuck.