Just over a week ago Foster The People officially made it when music heavyweights Weezer covered their insanely catchy summer anthem, "Pumped Up Kicks". Now to return the favour LA boys Foster The People decided to play "Say It Ain't So" at a recent show in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. When Weezer did their cover they made "Pumped Up Kicks" their own and it sounded like a Weezer track through and through. FTP have done a decent cover but it's the more straight up kind, the ones where it could just be any other guys playing the track and it still sounds like the original. You know? Fair play to the guys though for giving it a good go and not slaughtering it into some unrecognisable mess, instead it's just a decent cover of a classic Weezer track. Check it out at the top via We All Want Someone.
By this point we know that Weezer have a penchant for doing cover versions of songs, we've heard them do Toni Braxton's "Unbreak My Heart", Radiohead's "Paranoid Android" along with them playing Wheatus' "Teenage Dirtbag" at the last two festival appearances I've witnessed them at. So we know they're not afraid to try new things and cover whatever they god damn feel like.
Footage appeared online over the weekend of them covering LA boys Foster The People and their track "Pumped Up Kicks". An unusual choice some might say as Foster The People are still pretty small but after this they'll be feeling a little more pumped no doubt. Check out the fan shot footage above.
Ever thought it'd be cool to hang out with River Cuomo and co? Ever wanted to go on a cruise? If you answered yes to both of those then Weezer may have just made your life a whole lot better. They've announced The Weezer Cruise. Included will be live performances from Weezer, naturally, but along with that Dinosaur Jr along with solo and acoustic shows from J Mascis. Also hitting up the ship will be Wavves, the Antlers, Boom Bip, Gene Ween and Dave Dreiwitz, Yuck, Free Energy, Keepaway and Yacht Rock Revue, whatever that is.
The cruise will travel from Miami to the Mexican island of Cozumel setting sail on January 19th until the 23rd. Including a Q & A with Weezer and all guests will get a photo with the band!
Prices range from $699 to $2899 depending on your wallet size as well as the size of your desired bedroom. For full details head on over here, but before that check out video announcement at the top.
As we saw not too long ago, Weezer tend to keep true to the originals when doing cover versions of songs. When they covered the iconic Radiohead song "Paranoid Android" Radiohead fans weren't best pleased with their attempt to copy their 'style'. Pfff. Today you can check out another cover from Rivers and co but this time it's not just off of their own backs for our entertainment. It's for the new Disney Cars film! Cars 2. The band cover The Cars' song "You Might Think" which featured on their 1984 album Heartbeat City. Via our friends over at Spinner you can take a listen to Weezer's take on it. Once again the band stay close to the original version so let's hope not too many Cars fans are annoyed at the loyalty to the original!
The Cars 2 soundtrack will be released June 14th via Disney while the film will hit theaters just over a week later on June 24th.
Another nice little Sunday pickup for you guys today in the form of Weezer covering UK giants, Radiohead. Unlike yesterday when we got to hear 20 cover songs performed by Radiohead. The track Weezer have offered up is of the huge Ok Computer track, and fan fave, "Paranoid Android". Apparently the band have been closing shows with it recently, which could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your feelings towards the cover. Check it out for yourselves at the top via the official Weezer site and let us know what you think of this cover.
It's always good to wake up to an inbox full of new music and today we wake up to a new Weezer Demo that has been posted over on the official website. With all of the controversy surrounding the release of the last album, and it recieved mix reviews upon it's release. So with this clip having a few elements of Pinkerton maybe, as well as some Hurley-esque moments what does this mean for the next Weezer release? Check it out for yourself above, featuring Rivers rocking out along with some vintage Ampeg candy for your eyes to soak in, if that's your kind of thing. Watch this space for more Weezer news.
In japan they also gave an extra little bonus in the form of the track below that we have for you titled "Outta Here". The track is Weezer through and through and I'll let you decide wether or not the past few months intake of Rivers & Co is too much and this album just pushed it over the edge...Personally I think some bands could take a leaf out of they're book and produce and re-work some material and keep the fans happy in between new albums. Weezer fans seem to be pretty happy right now, but each to their own I guess.
We also posted up another track from the DTFM album a few weeks back, which was a nice cover of Toni Braxton's "Unbreak My Heart" that some of you may also like. Enjoy.