Friday, November 11, 2011

Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) To Release "The Pinkerton Diaries"

'90s indie-darlings-turned-widely-panned-for-turning-mainstreamy band Weezer are considered pretty divisive for the reason I just mentioned, but one thing is for sure: they're a perfect example of a nostalgic band, if only because a lot of people keep wishing they'd make albums as good as the original S/T Weezer (Blue) and Pinkerton again. And for THOSE people, Rivers Cuomo has a special announcement for you!

Frontman Rivers Cuomo has announced the imminent release of The Pinkerton Diaries, an extremely hardcore collector's edition of Pinkerton that he notes will include "a collection of my journals, emails, letters, photos, and school papers — so you get an inside look as to exactly what I was thinking [when I wrote Pinkerton]." These documents span the years 1994 to 1997, with the first diary entry written the day after the band released Blue.

All of that will come in a leatherbound book that will likely smell of rich mahogany, and will be accompanied by the long-awaited third CD in Cuomo's Alone series. This album will have a ton of demos from the Pinkerton-era, and you can see the full tracklisting and pre-order the whole diary + album package over at this website for delivery the week of December 12.

Perfect reading for that cruise Weezer is hosting early next year, eh?

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