Well, all the rumbling and foreshadowing rings true: Weezer’s back with new material. Just a year after the mediocre-as-fuck Weezer (The Red Album), our favorite distorted book worms sneak up with a new single. Yes, one fresh off the presses, and you can thank Big Ol’ Wally (of Wal-Mart) for leaking it (via TwentyFourBit).
Titled If You Are Wondering If I Want You To (I Want You To)”, the bouncy, acoustic, ’50s jingle is equal parts K.T. Tundstall (“Suddenly I See”) and Okkervil River (“Lost Coastlines”) with a lil’ flair that extends past the trashy, plastic pop as of recent (“Troublemaker”, for one) and becomes a fun summer ditty. Also, it sure as hell beats the latest nonsensical collection of covers and “meh”-inducing live performances. But music aside, what’s with the song title? Aren’t long song titles just downright irritating? Ugh.
Let’s not get all riled up yet. We all know what “Pork & Beans” brought: something Cubs fans recognize dutifully as, disappointment. Until then, be like the bold Weezer fan you still strive to be, and enjoy the little glimmer of light we’ve been given.
Then wait for the as-to-be-self-titled seventh effort to hit stores October 27th. The single itself has an official street date of August 25th, and you can download it here via Amazon. In the meantime, however, you can check it out below (via We All Want Someone to Shout For).
Weezer 2009 Tour Dates
08/23 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Ampitheater @$&
08/25 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center @$&
08/27 – Saratoga, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center @$&
08/28 – Camden, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center @$&
08/29 – Hartford, CT @ New England Dodge Music Center @$&
08/30 – Washington, DC @ Virgin Mobile Freefest
08/31 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon Theater at Jones Beach @$&
09/02 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center @$&
09/03 – St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater @$&
09/04 – Kansas City, MO @ Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone @$&
09/06 – Denver, CO @ Fiddlers Green Amphitheater @$&
09/10 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater @$&
09/12 – Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater @$&
09/13 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater @$&
09/16 – San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater @$^
09/17 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater @$^
09/18 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater @$^
@ = w/ Blink-182
$ = w/ Taking Back Sunday
& = w/ Chester French
^ = w/ Asher Roth