Weezer release surprise covers album

(L-R) Musicians Brian Bell, Patrick Wilson, Rivers Cuomo and Scott Shriner of the band Weezer perform onstage during the iHeartRadio ALTer Ego Show at The Forum on January 19, 2019 in...

Weezer have just released Weezer (Teal Album), a collection of covers.

We all love the classics, and of course, so do Weezer. The American rock band have released their own fair share of modern classics, from “Buddy Holly” to “Say It Ain’t So”, but now they’re having a go at revising some fond favourites.

Weezer (Teal Album) is a covers record containing ten reworked classics. The band have always been a lot of fun, standing out as the “nice guys” of the scene; always rather relatable. The debut effort, the Blue Album and sophomore effort Pinkerton are terrific albums that we still listen to today. However, Weezer also know we return often to beloved pop hits - so, here we are, and here’s a taste:

If you enjoyed this, then be sure to read up on the full tracklist:

Africa - Toto

Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Tears For Fears

Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - Eurythmics

Take On Me - a-ha

Happy Together - The Turtles

Paranoid - Black Sabbath

Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra

No Scrubs - TLC

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

Stand By Me - Ben E. King

Even for a covers album, there are some surprising entries on here, but it’s all in good fun. Yet, that’s not all 2019 has in store for us. Weezer (Black Album) - their upcoming thirteenth studio effort - is set for release March 1, 2019. There’s sure to be some great original material on there, but in the meantime, let’s continue to enjoy this wonderful January gift.

In other music news, check out J. Cole’s first material of 2019, “Middle Child”.

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