[artist id=”440″]Weezer[/artist] fans, rejoice. On October 27, the geek-rock gods will return with their seventh studio album, a yet-untitled affair that sees the band partying hard and getting parenthetical.
That’s because, following in the grand grammatical style of classics like Meat Loaf’s “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)”, Weezer have announced that the first single from the album is called “(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To,” and it’s shipping to radio August 25.
That’s all according to a series of posts on Weezer.com, and the band promises that more information about the new album — title, track list, color, whether Rivers Cuomo will look like Bruno Kirby in “City Slickers” this time around — will be revealed soon. They had already posted info about Rich Costey (who mixed their 2008 Red Album) mixing the new record alongside drummer Pat Wilson. And last month, Weez premiered a trio of puzzlingly party-friendly new songs (“The Girl Got Hot,” “I’m Your Daddy” and, uh, “Can’t Stop Partying,” a version of which appeared on Cuomo’s odds-n-sods Alone II album) at the Jisan Valley Rock Festival in Seoul, South Korea.
A spokesperson for the band could not confirm whether those songs will end up on album number seven — or on the mysterious “to-be-announced special non-physical release” version Weezer wrote about in an earlier post on their site — but he did reveal that the album is produced by Jacknife Lee and Butch Walker, with Costey handling the mixing duties.
Regardless, Weezer fans might not have to wait very long to hear the new songs for themselves: Weez join Blink-182’s rolling rock caravan August 25 in Toronto, and the two acts will also co-headline the Virgin Mobile Free Fest on August 30 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.