Thursday, November 25, 2010

Weezer - Death of False Metal (2010)

Weezer is an American alternative rock band that formed in Los Angeles in 1992. The band consists of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums, guitar, backing vocals), Brian Bell (guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Scott Shriner (bass, backing vocals, keyboards). The band has changed lineups several times since its formation in 1992. They have released eight full-length albums, six EPs, and a DVD. Weezer has sold over nine million records in the US to date.

The band is best known for their successful singles "Buddy Holly", "Undone - The Sweater Song", "Island in the Sun", "Beverly Hills", "Pork and Beans" and "Say It Ain't So". The band's eighth studio album, Hurley, was released on September 14, 2010 on Epitaph Records. Weezer had their first practice on February 14, 1992, and their first gig was opening for Keanu Reeves' band Dogstar shortly thereafter. Weezer signed with Geffen Records on June 25, 1993 and recorded their debut album with producer Ric Ocasek at Electric Lady Studios in New York City. During the recording, guitarist Jason Cropper left the band and was replaced by Brian Bell. The band released Weezer (also referred to as "The Blue Album") in May 1994. The record label originally did not wish to release a single, to see what sales could be generated by word-of-mouth alone. Soon after the release of Weezer, DJ Marco Collins of the Seattle radio station The End started playing "Undone - The Sweater Song" after being urged by Chris Swenson (manager of Seattle pop-punk band Flop), leading Geffen to release "Undone - The Sweater Song" as the first official single. The music video was directed by Spike Jonze. Filmed in an unbroken take, it featured Weezer performing on a sound stage with various amusing studio antics, including a pack of dogs swarming the set. The video became an instant hit on MTV.

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Weezer - Death of False Metal (2010)
Death to False Metal is Weezer's ninth album. It is a collection of previously unreleased songs, released on November 2, 2010. The project, originally known as Odds and Ends was first mentioned by Brian Bell on KROQ when Weezer performed on Kevin and Bean's morning show during the summer of 2008. Rivers Cuomo said that the tracks are "great songs, great recordings, but for some reason they didn't make the final cut for a record. And like the Alone record, they span a vast period of time from the very beginning of our career in the early '90s right up to the present day. But I have no idea when that would come out. It's just another fun project to do." The album was simultaneously released with the deluxe edition of Pinkerton.

Tracks: (Download for Study)
01. Turning Up The Radio
02. I Don't Want Your Loving
03. Blowin' My Stack
04. Losing My Mind
05. Everyone
06. I'm A Robot
07. Trampoline
08. Odd Couple
09. Auto-Pilot
10. Un-Break My Heart

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