Weezer announce long-awaited ‘Black Album’

    Watch the video for their first single, “Can’t Knock the Hustle,” starring Pete Wentz.

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    Pete Wentz in Weezer's video for "Can't Knock the Hustle." Image: Weezer official YouTube

    After repeatedly making headlines for various covers, Weezer have finally turned their attention to a new record. They’ve announced the Black Album—arriving sometime next year—and released the visual for a single titled “Can’t Knock the Hustle.”

    In typical Weezer fashion, the Jerry Media-produced video is tongue-in-cheek, starring Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy as a rideshare driver. What begins like a regular night for Wentz slowly spirals out of control when he picks up a nightmarish couple. Over the course of the four-minute video, he deals with PDA, a screaming match and an accidental stabbing. Talk about a rough night.

    The single itself, produced by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, is a funk-inspired number that signals Weezer may be detouring from their usual sound on the upcoming record. The Black Album is in the spirit of their 2016 full-length, the White Album, which debuted at number four on the Billboard 200. It was the band’s eighth album in a row to hit the top ten.

    Along with the Black Album announcement, Weezer also revealed tour dates with alt rock legends Pixies that’ll kick off in Louisville, Kentucky next March.

    In the meantime, watch the video for “Can’t Knock the Hustle” here: