Chill and laid-back, “Island in the Sun” is the softer side to Weezer’s Green Album, a retreat from heavier guitars to fantasizing about running away with a special someone to some sunny island. In a review of underrated Weezer songs, The AV Club called the song “sweet and innocently hopeful” and said that it justified comparisons between frontman Rivers Cuomo and Brian Wilson. In 2013, Rolling Stone rated the song the 46th best summer song of all time. The song was also featured in a 2006 episode of The Simpsons entitled “The Wettest Stories Ever Told”.
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Music by Bergman: The Avalanches
The Avalanches‘ acclaimed debut album Since I Left You is composed almost entirely of samples from other records — but there’s nothing lazy or unimaginative about their approach to recording…
Few records managed to capture the dizzy rush of the cut-and-paste aesthetic as succinctly as The Avalanches‘ Since I Left You. With its immaculately sewn patchwork of found sounds and gussied-up rhythms, the Australian duo’s charming debut seduced almost anyone who came near it.
Entitled ‘Running Red Lights’, The Avalanches new track features Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, LA-based artist and Pink Siifu. Last month, the electronic group also shared a new track with Blood Orange, AKA Dev Hynes, ‘We Will Always Love You’. It was the first new music since 2017, when The Avalanches revealed that they had begun work on a new album following the release of 2016’s ‘Wildflower’. That album is expected to drop later this year.
Best Covers: Weezer ‘Take on me’
Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard has landed his dream job – playing Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo in a new video.
The actor, singer and self-confessed Weezer superfan appears as Cuomo in the band’s promo to accompany their cover of A-Ha’s 1984 classic Take On Me.
The video, which begins with Finn – as Rivers – dreaming up band names, features the actor jamming with his real-life Calpurnia bandmates in his parents’ living room back in 1985, while shooting a grainy home video to accompany their new song.
The clip also includes black and white animation just like the original a-ha promo, in which a sketch of frontman Morten Harket comes to life.
Best Covers: Calpurnia “Say It Ain’t So”
The band led by Stranger Things‘ Finn Wolfhard released their Spotify Singles session, which includes the original “Wasting Time,” Calpurnia’s latest single, and a cover Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So.”
The version is so good even Rivers Cuomo & co. approved it. Weezer shared the song on Twitter, writing, “Digging
@calpurniaband’s cover of Say It Ain’t So.”