It's finally happening. After a series of mysterious videos as a part of its Weezer Wednesdays series, today (June 12), the nerdy alt-rock band announced the title of its ninth studio album... introducing Everything Will Be Alright In The End.
Weezer made the bold album announcement in a short YouTube video, simply titled "=w= 9."
In the 31-second clip, fuzzy black and white footage shows Weezer in the studio kicking back, before a studio version of the previously live played track "Back To The Shack" kicks in, with some powerful strums of the guitar.
The final few seconds of "=w= 9" reveals the elusive ninth album title: Everything Will Be Alright In The End and the album's producer... The Cars' frontman Ric Ocasek.
Weezer fans will best know Ocasek as the producer of two of the band's most highly acclaimed and beloved albums, 1994's Weezer ("The Blue Album") and 2000's Weezer ("The Green Album").
Watch the revelatory YouTube video below, via Radio.com:
The announcement of Everything Will Be Alright In The End follows a series of videos from Weezer, where the band announced it was working on its follow-up to 2010's Hurley.
Weezer has largely been assumed to be returning to form on its ninth album. Working with Ocasek is just one sign of the band kicking it old school, but Weezer has also announced its intentions in the new song "Back To The Shack."
Originally performed at this year's annual Weezer Cruise, the lyrics to "Back To The Shack" indicate that Weezer will be returning to its 1994 roots, with Rivers Cuomo back on lead guitar and more.
Everything Will Be Alright In The End has yet to receive an official release date, and all album information besides its title and producer remain under wraps.