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Weezer (The Teal Album) Out Now Crush Music/Atlantic

Apr 16, 2019 Weezer
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Last night Weezer stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform their cover of Tears for Fears’ 1985 hit “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” from their recent covers album, Weezer (The Teal Album). But they did so with some special guests, Tears for Fears themselves. Watch the performance below.

Weezer have released two albums this year, as well as releasing Weezer (The Teal Album) in January, they also put out Weezer (The Black Album) in March.

Weezer surprise released The Teal Album and it includes their cover of Toto’s 1982 hit “Africa,” which was a big hit for Weezer last year. Weezer (The Teal Album) is out now via Crush Music/Atlantic. It includes covers of classics by Michael Jackson, The Eurythmics, TLC, Electric Light Orchestra, and more. They also shared a video for their cover of a-ha’s “Take On Me,” but in a twist it starred the band Calpurnia, which is fronted by Finn Wolfhard of Stranger Things, who played a younger version of Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo.

Weezer previously shared four singles from The Black Album. “Zombie Bastards” was first, shared via a video. Then “Can’t Knock the Hustle” which was shared via a music video that starred Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz as a ride share driver dealing with an amorous couple in the back seat. Then they shared two more songs, “High As a Kite” and “Living in LA,” the former via a Nathan Presley-directed video that channeled Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.

The Black Album was produced by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek and, in a first for the band, the songs were entirely written by Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo on piano.

Read our review of Weezer (The Teal Album).

Read our review of Weezer (The Black Album).

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