Weezer is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only did the legendary alternative rockers drop an album earlier this year – The White Album – but now, the band is planning to release a deluxe edition of it in just a couple of days.
The surprise deluxe edition was announced today by Weezer, and the digital-only collection plans to add an additional four songs to its original ten. One of the new songs entitled “Fake Smiles and Nervous Laughter” debuted earlier this afternoon on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show. The song as a whole is a welcome inclusion on The White Album and even has a sound that you can compare to previous Weezer material like 1994’s The Blue Album. With loud guitars and pitch perfect harmonies, the new song manages to keep things fresh while revisiting what made Weezer so influential in the first place.
Besides “Fake Smiles and Nervous Laughter,” the deluxe version will also include the previously released “I Love The USA,” a remix of “Jacked Up” featuring Fitz & the Tantrums, and another unheard cut, “Friend of a Friend.” The White Album has been widely regarded as one of the best Weezer albums in recent memory, but people are still remembering their previous work: their 1996 record, Pinkerton, was just certified Platinum late last month.
As far as the future for Weezer is concerned, there’s no plans yet for another new album, but EDM duo The Chainsmokers revealed last month that the band would be interested in collaborating….