Posted in music | pictures on June 24, 2014

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Weezer @ Firefly 2014
2014 Firefly Festival

This past weekend (6/19-22) in Dover, Delaware, tons of bands played the annual Firefly Music Festival, including Weezer who offered a set of four Blue Album songs, plenty of their 2000s hits and a cover of Blur's "Song 2." Pictures, the setlist, and a video from their set are in this post.

It didn't include any new material off their upcoming album though, like other recent shows have (you can watch a video of them playing a new song, "Back To The Shack," below). We knew the album was being produced by Ric Ocasek (of The Cars, and who produced Blue and Green), and more details on it have emerged since we last spoke. It's called Everything Will Be Alright, and will have the band back on a major label (Republic), following 2010's Epitaph-released Hurley. No release date or singles out yet, but you can watch some teaser videos with song clips, below.

Weezer's upcoming dates include more festivals such as LA's Made In America and Chicago and Denver's Riot Fests where they will be playing the Blue Album in full.

In other news, a video's been making the internet rounds of a band of middle schoolers covering Weezer's "Undone" and having it go horribly wrong in about 30 seconds. You can watch that below. Another video's been making the internet rounds of Weezer drummer Patrick Wilson catching a frisbee while drumming and not missing a beat (of "Beverly Hills"). You can watch that below too.

In more related news, You Blew It! just released their cover of "Surf Wax America" from their upcoming You Blue It EP (due 8/12 via Topshelf) which pays tribute to Weezer's Blue Album. Take a listen to the song (via Stereogum below. You can catch the band on tour with Say Anything, The Front Bottoms and The So So Glos.

Meanwhile, though Weezer are back on a major, former bassist Matt Sharp is now on Polyvinyl, reunited with his band The Rentals who have a new album coming in August.

More pictures and the setlist from Firefly, with all those videos, below...

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You Blew It! - "Surf Wax America" (Weezer Cover)

Weezer New Album Teaser 1

Teaser 2

Teaser 3

Teaser 4

Teaser 5

Teaser 6

Teaser 7

Teaser 8

Teaser 9

Weezer Cover Fail

Weezer Drummer Catching Frisbee

Weezer - "Back To The Shack" (new, live)

Weezer - "My Name Is Jonas" at Firefly 2014

Weezer at Firefly

2014 Firefly Festival

2014 Firefly Festival

2014 Firefly Festival

2014 Firefly Festival

2014 Firefly Festival

2014 Firefly Festival

2014 Firefly Festival

2014 Firefly Festival

Weezer -- Firefly Setlist (via)
My Name is Jonas
Hash Pipe
Perfect Situation
Troublemaker
Island in the Sun
Beverly Hills
Dope Nose
Say It Ain't So
(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To
Pork and Beans
Photograph
Song 2 (Blur cover)

Encore:
Undone (The Sweater Song)
Buddy Holly

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Comments (15)

Is it just me, or is Weezer not as good as they used to be?

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 10:58 AM

They should have perished in a plane crash after pinkerton. They've been on such a steady decline since it is crazy

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 10:59 AM

They always sucked.

Apparently they're playing for teenagers still?

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 11:01 AM

11:01 missed out on life

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 11:05 AM

There are few things sadder than Weezer in 2014. I just like to pretend they broke up after Pinkerton.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 11:09 AM

The Red Album was their best and it has been downhill since then. Sad, really.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 11:11 AM

None of this is distorted. Distortion is awesome except when it's used as a name. That's just plain stooooooooooooopid (yes I used an 'O' on purpose).

Sorry if Distortion is your actual middle name.

Posted by Please stop | June 24, 2014 11:15 AM

Hash Pipe, bitches!

For realz though, this is my fav comment in the article:

"... produced by Ric Ocasek (of The Cars, ..."

Hahaha. Really?! Ric Ocasek was in The Cars? No shit. Then again. The Billyburger eating crowd here doesn't seem that well versed in music history so I suppose putting that in there is probs necessary.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 11:18 AM

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH, THIS DOPE NOSE!

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 11:27 AM

Matt Sharp was right

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 11:34 AM

everything about these guys now bums me out

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 12:34 PM

ABOVE ME AKA Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 12:34 PM

Hey cheer up! How about some positivity on BV for once. Who's you favorite post city mixologist?

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | June 24, 2014 1:01 PM

SLOB

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 1:38 PM

Weezer ROCKS!

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 3:43 PM

"Hey Guys, this isn't embarrassing, right?"

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 6:02 PM

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