If there’s one thing you can’t fault Weezer on, it’s the fact that they don’t usually make their fans wait too long for new material. In fact, with the band’s eleventh record, Pacific Daydream, coming out on Friday, Weezer’s frontman reckons their next full-length could be out in just a matter of months.

Since Weezer first released their debut record, The Blue Album, back in 1994, they’ve been pretty prolific. In fact, the longest fans have had to wait is the five years between 1996’s Pinkerton and 2001’s The Green Album, while the shortest has been the comparatively minuscule 364 days between The Green Album and 2001’s Maladroit. Now, it looks like the band could be amping up to beat the record they’ve set.

In a recent interview with Dazed, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo opened up about the band’s current musical direction, speaking about how their newest record, Pacific Daydream, seemed to appear between 2016’s The White Album, and their as-yet-unreleased The Black Album.

“[Pacific Daydream] inserted itself in front of the Black Album,” Rivers Cuomo said. “The Black Album is almost done, and hopefully it comes out in May but this one got finished first and it’s good, so we brought it out.”

“I like putting out music and I don’t like waiting around,” he continued. “I think I want to pick up the pace, actually. The slow part is finding the right producer, because that kind of locks you into a certain production sound and that’s a contentious part. Everyone has their idea of what Weezer should sound like. But the songwriting part is fun and easier.”

Cuomo also discussed what The Black Album might sound like, confirming that the record is going to be a bit more of a departure from their usual sound. “I think this is going to be a lot more modern and electronic and not-90s sounding,” he said.

Of course, Weezer are set to return to Aussie shores in a matter of months for their first tour here in a couple of years. Recently, we discovered that the band were already working on their own headline tour before being poached by the Foo Fighters as the support act for their Concrete And Gold tour. Regardless, we’re just happy that the ‘Buddy Holly’ hitmakers are gracing us with their presence once again.

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Saturday, January 20th, 2018
nib Stadium, Perth (All Ages)
(With Cosmic Kahuna)
Tickets from Ticketmaster | Ph: 136 100

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
Coopers Stadium, Adelaide (All Ages)
(With Amyl And The Sniffers)
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Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane (All Ages)
(With DZ Deathrays)
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Saturday, January 27th, 2018
ANZ Stadium, Sydney (All Ages)
(With The Preatures)
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Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Etihad Stadium, Melbourne (All Ages)
(With Clowns)
Tickets from Ticketmaster | Ph: 136 100