Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sights and Sounds: Weezer, Beck, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Interpol

Happy Thursday everybody! Here is your morning update to go along with that first delicious cup of coffee...

Weezer will release their ninth album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, on Sept. 30, 2014 via Republic Records. Great news that Ric Ocasek will produce the new disc. Ocasek, who first rose to fame as the leader of The Cars, previously produced Weezer's first album ("The Blue Album") and their third disc ("The Green Album"). 

For more information and to see Weezer's upcoming summer tour dates, visit the Music Minded blog post here.

Beck has announced the upcoming release of a Song Reader album via Capitol due on July 29, 2014. As fans of Beck will recall, back in 2014 the singer-songwriter released his "album" of original songs released only as sheet music! Now, two years later, there is an official LP of the material due. What's more, a stellar line-up of artists will participate with a different artist tackling each track. Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Jeff Tweedy, Sparks and many more are set to be a part of the innovative recording. Check out Pitchfork for all the details here.

Whenever I worry that rock has become far too serious, along comes "Weird Al" Yankovic to remind us that there is nothing wrong in having a good time. The ageless Yankovic has announced the release of his 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun, which should be - well - fun! Check out the insightful article on Stereogum here that has plenty of insights on the forthcoming collection.

Finally, check out a new song titled "All The Rage Back Home" off Interpol's next album via YouTube here.

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