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Weezer drop two new Black Album tracks, share Mr. Rogers-themed music video

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Fresh off their Finn Wolfhard-starring video for a-ha’s “Take On Me,” Weezer are back with a pair of original songs from their forthcoming Black Album, which is slated for release on March 1. They follow previous singles “Can’t Knock The Hustle” and “Zombie Bastards,” the latter of which was actually kinda good.

“Living In L.A.,” a disposable bit of overproduced radio rock, isn’t. “High As A Kite,” on the other hand, is melodic and compelling, with Rivers Cuomo’s rip-roaring guitars bringing a bit of grit to an otherwise wispy ballad. It also comes with a pretty great music video that refashions Cuomo as a Mr. Rogers-type who terrifies a kid-heavy studio audience via diabolic riffage. Also, Pat Wilson drumming in a chef’s hat, which is good.

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Stream “Living In L.A.” above, and watch the “High As A Kite” video below.

Weezer are also hitting the road with their pals in Pixies next month, bringing along the young English rockers of Basement as added support. See their full list of dates below, and pick up tickets here.

3/8—KFC Yum! Center—Louisville, KY (with Pixies, Basement)

3/10—Colonial Life Arena—Columbia, SC (with Pixies, Basement)

3/12—Madison Square Garden—New York, NY (with Pixies, TV On The Radio, Basement)

3/13—Bell Centre—Montreal, QC (with Pixies, Basement)

3/14—Times Union Center—Albany, NY (with Pixies, Basement)

3/16—Foxwoods Resort Casino—Mashantucket, CT (with Pixies, Basement)

3/17—Royal Farms Arena—Baltimore, MD (with Pixies, Basement)

3/18—Schottenstein Center—Columbus, OH (with Pixies, Basement)

3/20—Van Andel Arena—Grand Rapids, MI (with Pixies, Basement)

3/22—FedEx Forum—Memphis, TN (with Pixies, Basement)

3/24—Enterprise Center—St. Louis, MO (with Pixies, Basement)

3/26—Sprint Center—Kansas City, MO (with Pixies, Basement)

3/27—BOK Center—Tulsa, OK (with Pixies, Basement)

3/28—Wells Fargo Arena—Des Moines, IA (with Pixies, Basement)

3/30—Xcel Energy Center—St. Paul, MN (with Pixies, Basement)

3/31—Alliant Energy Center—Madison, WI (with Pixies, Basement)

4/5—Ford Idaho Center Arena—Nampa, ID (with Pixies, Basement)

4/6—Moda Center—Portland, OR (with Pixies, Basement)

4/7—Rogers Arena—Vancouver, BC (with Pixies, Basement)

4/9—Golden 1 Center—Sacramento, CA (with Pixies, Basement)

4/10—Oracle Arena—Oakland, CA (with Pixies, Basement)

4/12—Mandalay Bay Event Center—Las Vegas, NV (with Pixies, Basement)

4/13—Coachella—Indio, CA

4/20—Coachella—Indio, CA

6/29—O2 Academy Brixton—London, UK

7/2—Stadtpark—Hamburg, DE

7/4—Tivoli Vrendenburg—Utrecht, HL

7/7—Sonic Park—Bologna, IT

7/8—Xtra—Zurich, CH

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Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.