Weezer‘s third self-titled record (known as the “red” album, following suit with 1994′s “blue” and 2001′s “green” albums) was set to be released this July, but has been pushed up a month, most likely to thwart pirates. Here’s the release:
The streets can’t wait any longer: Buoyed by a single which reached #1 at Modern Rock radio a mere eleven days after its release to the format, and a tidal wave of buzz, Weezer’s new, self-titled album on DGC/Interscope Records has had its release date moved up three weeks to June 3.
The latest single “Pork and Beans” produced by Jacknife Lee (U2, R.E.M.) has been embraced by Modern Rock radio making it the quickest journey to #1 that any Weezer single has found in its illustrious history. The single has earned rave reviews in the UK’s NME and Rolling Stone.
The new album which is the third eponymous in the band’s catalogue and is being referred as “The Red Album,” was produced by the band, Rick Rubin, and the aforementioned Lee.