"Weird Al" Yankovic Enforces 'Mandatory Fun' with New Album
Published Jun 16, 2014Get ready to eat it, because musical satirist "Weird Al" Yankovic is headed back our way with another album. Although little is currently known about the collection, it's expected out on July 15.
The news comes via the image above, which features Soviet-style font and shows Al dressed in military regalia. Over the weekend, he posted it on Twitter, a couple of days after the singer posted a photo of a CD along with these words:
Just got done mastering. Ladies and gentlemen, here it is… my NEW ALBUM. pic.twitter.com/1a77U7W1zx— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) June 12, 2014
His website, meanwhile, has been updated with a larger image suggesting that the title might be Mandatory Fun. Watch a Soviet-themed teaser video below.
Beyond that, we don't know what Al has in store with this album. TMZ has reported that Al recently asked Iggy Azalea for permission to parody one of her songs. Rolling Stone, meanwhile, noted that Patton Oswalt tweeted last month, "Just listened to @alyankovic's upcoming album & I am in awe. He satirizes a band I've worshiped since the 90s & it...is...beautiful."
This will be the musical comic's first album since 2011's Alpocalypse.
Read our recent Questionnaire with "Weird Al" Yankovic here.