Thursday, February 20, 2014

Weezer Debuts a New Song, And it Isn't Terrible... Kinda

Being a Weezer fan for 20 years is kind of like having an ex-girlfriend that you had to break up with. You had a great few years, but then, even though you have some amazing memories together, you had just grown apart irreparably. But, unlike a bad break up, you don't have friends checking to see if you want to spend $65 to hang out with your ex every year or so. Sure, you might pull out some old memories and reminisce every so often, but you could never go back.

Over the weekend, Weezer had their Weezer Cruise. They debuted a new song, "Back to the Shack," that isn't terrible. Maybe. I don't know. Whenever there is a new Weezer song kicking around, I always expect the worst, but there is a little part of me that is hopeful that Weezer is back instead of whatever they have become lately. The song has lots of references to the past ("Rocking out like it's '94") which makes sense since this year is the 20th anniversary of the Blue Album. Rivers starts out apologizing to fans for dabbling in dance music, and refers to getting back to playing lead guitar and Pat playing drums, but isn't that how it's always been? It's not like he talks about getting Matt back on bass. Stereogum claims it "... bears a distinct Pinkerton vibe..." but not really. It's probably at least as good as "Perfect Situation," but I'm trying to not get my hopes up, because I'll probably get let down again. 

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