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Weezer’s Frontman Releases Intimate Video Cover

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Right on the heels of Vitamin String Quartet’s latest release, "VSQ Performs Weezer’s Pinkerton,” frontman Rivers Cuomo has made a public video in which he covers a classic Beach Boys song. From what looks to be his own private studio, the famed singer is seen playing piano and singing the classic tune “God Only Knows.” While this number differs greatly from the much loved rock band’s repertoire, Cuomo does it justice. One would think he grew up perhaps listening to the Beach Boys for a bit of Brian Wilson-like inspiration? Check the video out here. The Vitamin String Quartet has taken their sophomore masterpiece into completely new territory by way of viola, cello, and violins. Instrumental renditions of songs like “The Good Life,” “El Scorcho” and “Pink Triangle” will surely have you falling back in love with these timeless pop classics. Available now at: iTunes and Amazon Tracklist: Tired of Sex Getchoo No Other One Why Bother? Across the Sea The Good Life El Scorcho Pink Triangle Falling for You Butterfly

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Weezer to Play All Of Pinkerton On Upcoming Tour?

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Weezer recently announced yet another album, entitled Hurley after revealing its album cover, which depicts the actor who played Hurley on Lost. While some older fans may not be jumping to pre-order this album yet (did you hear the single? My God…), they may be interested to hear that the band may be trekking out later this year to pay its respects to what some consider the last great Weezer album. The 1996 cult classic Pinkerton was an album that many hold near and dear to their hearts. It will be given the reissue treatment on October 5th, and a recent interview with guitarist Brian Bell leads one to believe their may be a tour dedicated to this momentous event. At last week’s Mile High Festival, Bell told an interviewer that the reissue will include new packaging and possibly a tour. “(It will include) I’m praying — a Pinkerton tour, where we’ll play all the songs off Pinkerton, soon.” The possibility of that seems crazy to most fans, like me, as it’s well-known that lead man Rivers Cuomo is not a fan of breaking out tunes from that album live very often. While “Tired of Sex” and sometimes “El Scorcho” or the other single “The Good Life” are sometimes played, most of the albums’ gems are left to collect dust. This of is supposedly based on how Cuomo took the critics tearing apart the album and a number of issues that I’m sure we’ll never really get the whole story on, but was enough to put the band on hiatus until 2001’s Green Album. The thought of Weezer actually doing a tour based on playing the album from front to back would definitely push some older fans into buying tickets. What do you think? Would you go to the show if Pinkerton was going to be played, or are you just tired of the whole Weezer story at this point? The whole interview below:

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VSQ Employee Mixtape #1: Marketing Department

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We created this unofficial series to help you uncover the precious gems that are buried in the depths of our impressive and seemingly endless catalog. While creating our lists we've found tributes we didn't even know existed and we'll be sharing this valuable information with you in weekly installments of playlists from the experts themselves, The VSQ Staff. So get your headphones ready because we're about to take you on a tour through the best, the classic and the weirdest Vitamin String Quartet tributes to be found.

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