Weezer name ninth album Everything Will Be Alright in the End

Produced by Cars' Ric Ocasek, the band's new LP will be their first since 2010's Hurley

• Weezer 'offered' $10m to split up

Weezer have named their new album Everything Will Be Alright in the End. The band's ninth studio LP, whose release date is as-yet unannounced, will be their first since 2010.

The name was revealed on Thursday, as part of the American rockers' latest YouTube teaser. The black and white clip opens with distorted audio, evoking a spy's eavesdropping bug, but ends with surging guitars and the handwritten title. Fans have traced the soundtrack back to Back To The Shack, an unreleased song that the band has previously played live.

Besides the album title, Weezer have also revealed the name of their latest producer: the Cars' Ric Ocasek, who previously worked on the group's blue and green self-titled albums, from 1994 and 2001.

Although the band reportedly began recording the album in January, they haven't really stopped touring - releasing video teasers in between gig stops in Tennessee, North Carolina and Florida. These North American dates are scheduled to continue until autumn. Last October, Cuomo claimed that the band might spend most of 2014 in the studio; instead, they've scarcely left the road.

Then again, as Weezer drummer Patrick Wilson demonstrated in a recent video that subsequently went viral, this band has no problem juggling responsibilities. Thousands of people have viewed the footage of Wilson at a gig on 6 June, catching a frisbee mid-song. He didn't miss a beat.

Weezer's two most recent records were both released about four years ago: Hurley, which reached No 49, and the odds'n'sods collection Death to False Metal. Hurley was the lowest-selling album of Weezer's career and prompted a group of fans to try to bribe the band to split up.


Sean Michaels

The GuardianTramp

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