Weezer debut new single
2014-07-21 by H. | 96 Comments
'Back to the Shack', the lead single off of Weezer's upcoming ninth studio album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, premiered on KROQ earlier this morning. The album
is set to be released on September 30th.

'Back to the Shack' was originally played live during the Weezer Cruise in mid-February.

You can listen to the new song here: http://www.stereogum.com/1693322/weezer-back-to-the-shack/mp3s/



Tagged: Weezer

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ZackSh33
July 21st 2014
376 Comments


ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

BigPleb
July 21st 2014
39100 Comments


Ugh, what is this?

tresm87
July 21st 2014
1627 Comments


fuck this it has a beverly hills feel to it

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deathschool
July 21st 2014
11277 Comments


This rules. Goddamn.

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BigPleb
July 21st 2014
39100 Comments


Nice trollin dawg.

deathschool
July 21st 2014
11277 Comments


Haha. Nah. I really like this actually.

Tunaboy45
July 21st 2014
4054 Comments


Yes!

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MyRamona
July 21st 2014
1090 Comments


Fucking rocks!

Tunaboy45
July 21st 2014
4054 Comments


It's actually good!!

MyRamona
July 21st 2014
1090 Comments


Chorus is brilliant.

deathschool
July 21st 2014
11277 Comments


I love how the lyrics are an apology for Weezer's shitty era. Fuck yeah. I'm behind this.

BMDrummer
July 21st 2014
10549 Comments


Didn't this scenario happen with Raditude? Good single, hopes were set high, then shit album

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dmp3131
July 21st 2014
695 Comments


Eh. I heard it on the radio today a couple times. Wasn't too impressed. But not too bad. I liked Hurley, though. Surprisingly.

deathschool
July 21st 2014
11277 Comments


Raditude did not have any good songs though.

MyRamona
July 21st 2014
1090 Comments


The teasers for this album are so good though...

Kusangii
July 21st 2014
402 Comments


That is one of the most hilarious art works I've ever seen

Tunaboy45
July 21st 2014
4054 Comments


Can't wait for this album now.

KevinKC
July 21st 2014
232 Comments


it is a bit weird to hear lyrics so directly addressed to the audience. It feels a bit undignified and desperate.

Artuma
July 21st 2014
16903 Comments


surprisingly not awful

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deathschool
July 21st 2014
11277 Comments


I think it's done tastefully, and Weezer has NEVER been known for deeper meaning in lyrics. I don't mind a direct approach occasionally.

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
July 21st 2014
13670 Comments


it rules

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SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
July 21st 2014
17260 Comments


This will follow the same pattern as every Weezer album release:

Stage 1: This is going to be so awful. Weezer needs to stop embarrassing themselves

Stage 2: Hey this single is surprisingly not awful. I might listen to the album just to see if they don't completely fuck it up.

Stage 3: Wow, guys, this actually isn't too bad. I'm going to probably rate it either a 3 or a 3.5, but it has potential to grow.

Stage 4: (6 months to a year later) This grew off me a little but it's still okay I guess.

Stage 5: (1 or more years later) Who gives a fuck about Weezer? Album is shit lol butts.

Stage 6: Oh a new Weezer album is in the works again? This is going to be so awful. Weezer needs to stop embarrassing themselves.

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BMDrummer
July 21st 2014
10549 Comments


that's basically it, every time now

ZackSh33
July 21st 2014
376 Comments


it is a bit weird to hear lyrics so directly addressed to the audience. It feels a bit undignified and desperate. [2]

tresm87
July 21st 2014
1627 Comments


exactly haha^^

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
July 21st 2014
13670 Comments


disagreed sowing

for raditude yes but otherwise

AmericanFlagAsh
July 21st 2014
1537 Comments


I dig it, but I'm scared to get my hopes up.

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Green Baron
July 21st 2014
20567 Comments


"
Didn't this scenario happen with Raditude? Good single, hopes were set high, then shit album"

I Want You To did not set up my hopes high.

Tunaboy45
July 21st 2014
4054 Comments


That was a poor single. This is good and that's a start.

YakNips
July 21st 2014
13787 Comments


gonna be eh

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AcidCaravan
July 21st 2014
290 Comments


Painful. I'll get back to the old 'blue album' or 'pinkerton' when I'll be in weezer-mood. Dunno...they lost that early rawness I liked ages ago anyways...

GringoSuave89
July 21st 2014
1068 Comments


Fun song. Taking it at face value.

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MyNameIsPencil
July 21st 2014
731 Comments


I like this a lot actually, here's to hoping they don't screw this one up (even though their only major one was Raditude)

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trackbytrackreviews
July 21st 2014
1959 Comments


Could it be... a good Weezer album?! :o

SirDrumsalot
July 21st 2014
1614 Comments


No good.
No surprise.

theNateman
July 21st 2014
119 Comments


This was surprisingly good. I'm excited now.

Futures
July 21st 2014
12891 Comments


huh that was actually pretty good

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VheissuCrisis
Contributing Reviewer
July 21st 2014
1072 Comments


Good tune, perhaps Hurley is their turning point to being half decent again.

ignorethefashion
July 21st 2014
9 Comments


I've been let down by these guys too many times to get my hopes up. I'll give it a shot, but for the time being, my expectations will remain in the dirt.

deathschool
July 21st 2014
11277 Comments


I enjoy the lack of subtlety here. It's like they're saying, "we fucked up! We get it." And wrote a kick ass song. It seems sincere.

clander270
July 21st 2014
179 Comments


I'm enjoying this quite a bit. I have high hopes for this album. I'm not ashamed to say that I enjoy a lot of weezer's stuff (even on their shittier albums).

DjentyNerdo
July 21st 2014
140 Comments


I'm 100% I've seen this artwork on imgur lol

DatBeefPudding
July 21st 2014
1368 Comments


idk man, idk

demigod!
July 21st 2014
45492 Comments


jams pretty hard i like it

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Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
July 21st 2014
21939 Comments


BEVALY HILLZ

DAS WHERE I WAN

TO BE

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Puckoff
July 21st 2014
37 Comments


A good Weezer song that's not on the blue album? Weird

TheEnygma
July 21st 2014
46 Comments


kinda meh for me. I really loved Memories when it first came out but this hasn't stuck once yet but then I'm not super against anything post-Pinkerton so I'll still remain optimistic :P

Green Baron
July 21st 2014
20567 Comments


It's better than the lead singles from Make Believe to I Want You To, so I'll give it that

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
July 21st 2014
21939 Comments


i want you to is an awesome song dont even deny it

Green Baron
July 21st 2014
20567 Comments


I Want You To sucks.

YakNips
July 21st 2014
13787 Comments


omg

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
July 21st 2014
21939 Comments


greenlinkin no matter how much your taste (d)evolves you still gotta learn to appreciate the little things

Green Baron
July 21st 2014
20567 Comments


I Want You To stop this, now.

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
July 21st 2014
21939 Comments


only if youre wondering if i want you to

amanwithahammer
July 21st 2014
584 Comments


It feels like they're blaming the fact that they strayed too far away from rock rather than the fact that they started making bad songs with this. Kind of like a rockist sort of attitude which is just annoying to me. I haven't heard much from these guys but I know Memories which was a much better song than this

BeneaththeDarkOcean
July 22nd 2014
512 Comments


^screw that. I'm sick of people shitting on rockists. There needs to be a good balance between rockism and everything-elseism. Sick of one side or the other.

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deathschool
July 22nd 2014
11277 Comments


What the hell are you two even arguing about?

amanwithahammer
July 22nd 2014
584 Comments


Not sure, I just made a comment haha

MrMatt767
July 22nd 2014
309 Comments


lol^

zakalwe
July 22nd 2014
9326 Comments


"Kick in the door, More hardcore, Rockin out like it's '94"..............cool!

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ti0n
July 22nd 2014
1600 Comments


cant believe they are still able to under do themselves. most stupidly hilarious song i listened to recently

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
July 22nd 2014
10387 Comments


Best way to prove you're writing raw rock music again is definitely by making the MOST overproduced single imaginable

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MyRamona
July 22nd 2014
1090 Comments


The predictable weezer bashing pun bandwagon makes me feel nauseous. Queue someone to say something like 'this song makes me feel nauseous, blue pink waaaaah.'

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
July 22nd 2014
13670 Comments


YO ROYAL SHUT UP

SweeneyTodd
July 22nd 2014
19 Comments


Sounds a lot like Beverly Hills, but still catchy, look forward to the album

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
July 22nd 2014
10387 Comments


Hey Cole I don't love being the harbinger of truth in this thread but it needed to be said

SnakeDelilah
July 22nd 2014
9669 Comments


I refuse to believe that they've gone above The Green Album status in terms of improvement.

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mryrtmrnfoxxxy
July 22nd 2014
13670 Comments


maladroit > green

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
July 22nd 2014
3537 Comments


meh, this is uninteresting.

Greenpaw
July 22nd 2014
220 Comments


I'm betting on a 3.5-3.7 avg for this album, the best since Pinkerton, but still nowhere better than blue and it.

botb
July 22nd 2014
9807 Comments


they played this when i caught them randomly with one of my friends a couple months ago

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scottpilgrim10
July 22nd 2014
4479 Comments


Rocks. Can't wait for their performance on Jimmy Fallon

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Hospital
July 22nd 2014
2065 Comments


I like it! faith restored?

XingKing
July 22nd 2014
11090 Comments


Meh

4N4LB34D5
July 23rd 2014
328 Comments


based on the teasers they released, this is disappointing as fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhh

4N4LB34D5
July 23rd 2014
328 Comments


based on the teasers they released, this is disappointing as fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhh

AmericanFlagAsh
July 23rd 2014
1537 Comments


I agree with Greenpaw

N0S3BLEED
July 24th 2014
12 Comments


Song is ok. Some good and fun riffs, but a little overproduced and boring vocals

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
July 24th 2014
13670 Comments


this didnt sound good on teh tonight show

Spluger
July 24th 2014
1189 Comments


""Didn't this scenario happen with Raditude? Good single, hopes were set high, then shit album"

Just about every fucking weezer album

Mutantsnowstorm
July 24th 2014
195 Comments


hm. it's not bad, keeping expectations low just in case; hurley was good but they might mess it all up again

MeatSalad
July 24th 2014
15288 Comments


why dont they get the guy who produced pinkerton or blue album back instead of this shit

Ryuujin
July 24th 2014
25 Comments


this is produced by the guy who produced the blue album.

MeatSalad
July 24th 2014
15288 Comments


damn, sounds awful

Greenpaw
July 24th 2014
220 Comments


They do have the guy who produced the blue album, Weezer produced Pinkerton on their own.

sailSAway
July 24th 2014
912 Comments


Its time I got back, Its time I got back, and I dont even know where I got off the track. They already wrote this song and it was perfect.

Arcade
Contributing Reviewer
July 25th 2014
3574 Comments


this song rules.

and so does "I Want You To".

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Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
July 25th 2014
21939 Comments


thank you!

Yotimi
July 25th 2014
6595 Comments


Refrain is cool but not much else

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tequileros97
July 25th 2014
45 Comments


This isn't bad, I think I'll check out the album

Doug515
July 26th 2014
2 Comments


Wow. This blows so hard.

deathschool
July 26th 2014
11277 Comments


Blows minds, ya.

scottpilgrim10
July 26th 2014
4479 Comments


"this song rules.

and so does "I Want You To"."

[3]

Also everyone listen to Can't Stop Partyin Acoustic from Alone II it's Ammmaaaaazing

Green Baron
July 26th 2014
20567 Comments


Rocking out like its 94, huh?

Cimnele
July 26th 2014
360 Comments


Weezer prove lightning can strike twice on Everything Will Be Alright in the End, their dramatic return to form and relevancy. 1.9/5

random
October 8th 2014
2270 Comments


Saw the video for this song on Much Music last night.



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