Everybody’s favourite alt-rock self-titler Weezer has announced that it will be releasing its latest album, Pacific Daydream, on October 27, 2017. The announcement follows the band dropping a string of singles in the past few months, with most recent track Feels Like Summer currently closing in on the #1 slot in the US Alternative Radio charts.

Having finally run out of primary colours and wanting to break up its chromatic approach, the band’s choice of titling the album Pacific Daydream is reportedly to reflect the overall feel of the track. The band has described this sound as “like reveries from a beach at the end of the world”.

By the sounds of things, Weezer has also decided to take a more artistic and philosophical approach with this album. Channelling Chinese philosopher Chuang Chou, the album supposedly navigates the uncertainty between reality and dreams, blurring the line between the listener knowing if they are daydreaming the world of the album, or if the world of the album is daydreaming them.

They’ve been releasing music for 25 years and were nominated for a GRAMMY, so I think it’s probably an acceptable time to let the band indulge their artistic instincts just this once.

The band will be supporting the release with a UK tour this October (dates below). Those interested in the release can preorder the album here.

Weezer UK tour dates:

23/10/17 Leeds, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy (with The Orwells)
24/10/17 Glasgow, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy (with The Orwells)
25/10/17 Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Apollo (with The Orwells)
27/10/17 Birmingham, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy (with The Orwells)
28/10/17 London, United Kingdom @ Wembley Arena (with Ash, The Orwells)

By Tom Roden

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