Weezer Share New Song With Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 08.28.14 in News

Remember when Best Coast frontwoman Bethany Cosentino said she recorded a new song with Weezer but wasn’t sure if it’d ever come out? Well “Go Away” finally has a home in the band’s upcoming Everything Will Be Alright in the End album. As reported on Pitchfork, Weezer teased the track as part of its ongoing trailer series yesterday, and sure enough, it’s the full-on duet Cosentino promised.

“For something that I got so stressed out and anxious about, it ended up being so natural, and it happened, and the song is really great,” she told the L.A. Weekly a few years back. “We wrote it together, and he recently sent me a version he’s been working on, and I’m really happy with it … To hear his voice and my voice on the same song makes my inner 13-year-old so excited.”

In semi-related news, Psych creator Steve Franks is working on a Fox pilot based on the life of Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, namely his decision to take a break from music from time to time in pursuit of a degree at Harvard. (He attended the school sporadically between 1995 and 2006, and eventually graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English.) As Billboard reports, “Cuomo opted to go to college and live in the dorms. He tried out for the school choir and didn’t get in. He made friends and met his wife. DeTour would embellish his journey with a fictional character and the small band of misfit friends that make it possible for him to get through his formative years.”

So it’s basically like Animal House with Buddy Holly glasses and Pinkerton references? We’re into it…