It's been four years since we've heard new music from Weezer, but fear not, Pinkerton addicts and "Sweater" fans. Rivers and the gang have finally released the first track off their forthcoming album, this September's Everything Will Be Alright In The End, and the single is all about the familiar feedback, distortion and disaffected delivery you hold so near and dear.
The cool thing about how they went about dropping the song was that Weezer returned to the radio dial before they released it on their own this morning. Instead of taking to their YouTube channel first thing or tweeting out some silly hashtag hyping the leak of the track, "Back To The Shack" was broadcast over the radio a full half-hour before it made its way to the internet, infiltrating the ears of eager fans in the same fashion as their greatest hits back when "El Scorcho" was but a college station staple. "Buddy Holly" may be turning 20 this September, but Weezer have long since ditched the Mary Kate and Ashley soundtrack vibes in favor of the power chords and eardrum-assaulting rippers that got us listening in the first place. It's a welcome trip "Back," and a promising look at what's sure to be a satisfying listen for new and old fans alike.
Listen to "Back To The Shack" in full above, and stay tuned to Fuse.tv for updates regarding Weezer's Everything Will Be Alright in The End.