Friday, January 28, 2011
[consequenceofsound.net] Anyone who’s been following Weezer recently will attest that Rivers Cuomo and co. have been cashing in on the popularity of the band’s 1996 sophomore album Pinkerton. If you haven’t had enough of the nostalgia yet, you’ll be delighted to hear Cuomo has some more up his sleeve. According to Pitchfork, you will soon have access to his new book, as well as a collection of some Pinkerton-era songs.
His book, The Pinkerton Diaries, basically a collection of everything in Cuomo’s brain in the mid-’90s, has been delayed for months. Cuomo reportedly said the book is “a collection of all my journals, emails, letters, photos, school papers — everything from those years ’94-’97, so you get an inside look as to exactly what I was thinking.” This may be excessive, but not quite as creepy as reading Kurt Cobain’s diary, being that Cuomo is alive and well.
Alongside the book will be Rivers’ third Alone album, which has been referred to as Alone III: The Pinkerton Years. Whatever the final subtitle will be, Alone III will feature outtakes from the same era as the book; you can expect the product to be of the same cloth as the other two Alone albums.
Weezer fans have been privy to this information for months, but what makes it exciting is Cuomo has given us a cool little preview video and tentative release month. The YouTube clip, uploaded yesterday and which you can watch below, features Cuomo flipping through and discussing the release. Cuomo also says he will sign 500 posters for people who pre-order the book and the CD. The video description promises both will be out in March.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 8:20 PM