After dropping a whole lot of hints about their seventh album proper, Weezer have now set an official release date: October 27. The as-yet-untitled record comes just 15 months after the pop rockers' so-called Red Album and is rumoured to feature such goofily titled tracks as "The Girl Got Hot," "I'm Your Daddy" and "Can't Stop Partying."
Few real details about album number seven have been released yet, with the band's website simply promising "more to come," and earlier saying they were planning a "to-be-announced special non-physical release" of the record.
As previously reported, Weezer have some other projects in the works as well, including a deluxe-redux edition of their cult classic sophomore record Pinkerton. No release date for that one has been set yet but it reportedly is taking the simple title of Pinkerton: The Deluxe Edition.
Also, Weezer front-guy Rivers Cuomo will soon do a little charity work in the upcoming Athletes for Africa Charity Soccer Tournament, which takes place in Toronto on August 22. Along with Cuomo, other celeb footie players such as Broken Social Scene's Brendan Canning, Ted Leo and Great Big Sea will be joining the event, all helping raise awareness and funds toward a youth centre in war-torn northern Uganda.
For more information on the charity tournament, which Exclaim! is also participating in and proudly sponsoring, you can visit the Athletes for Africa website here.