By Shannon Carlin
Weezer fans, rejoice: Album Nine is here.
The rock quartet has been cryptically teasing their ninth album — first since 2010’s Hurley — for months now, sharing a 21-second video back in March revealing they were in fact back in the studio and more recently sharing a clip of a brand new song, “Ain’t Got Nobody.”
But a mysterious video with the simple title of “=w= 9” has surfaced with what appears to be the new album’s title. In the 30-second black and white clip, the band is seen pontificating in the studio while a man is seen adjusting the dials on an old school television set.
It ends with one final shot of someone writing the words, “Everything Will Be Alright In The End.”
Another pleasant surprise you might not have known that the clip reveals? Ric Ocasek produced this one.
The Cars frontman previously worked with the guys on their two most commercially successful records, 1994’s Weezer (aka the Blue Album) and 2001’s Weezer (aka the Green Album).
We’ll assume the song,”Back To The Shack,” which is playing in the background of the clip, is the first single, but we’ll anxiously await another cryptic video to reveal that, too. It’s at least confirmed for inclusion on the record.
While you wait, go watch the band’s drummer, Patrick Wilson catch a frisbee while not skipping a beat. It’ll be the best example of multitasking you’ll see all day.