Weezer’s “LA Girlz” is a swinging blast of crunchy pop that you have to hear

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Let’s recap the past few months: First, someone mashed up Weezer instrumentals with Kanye West, creating the brilliant Yeezer project. Then, less than a year after the release of Everything Will Be Alright In The End, news leaked that Weezer was dropping a brand new single, “Thank God For Girls.” We first heard it via a live bootleg, then via a bizarre-as-hell lyric video, and finally a hilarious music video. Then, just as everyone finished digesting that number, the band announced—surprise!—another brand new song, called “Do You Wanna Get High?” which is (in this writer’s humble opinion) totally awesome. They followed that up with the official announcement of their new self-titled record labeled the White Album as well as an enormous pop song in “King Of The World.” Now it’s time for yet another White Album track to hit your eardrums: Please welcome “LA Girlz.” (Yes, with a “z.”) The song was co-written by frontman Rivers Cuomo and guitarist Brian Bell.

The song debuted earlier today on Zane Lowe’s Apple Radio show, and it’s a delightful 6/8 rocker that features a random reference to Lewis Carroll in its chorus and an even more random reference to a Henry Holiday painting from the 1800s. Enjoy the lyrics below along with an interview with Rivers Cuomo about the song, and pre-order the fuck out of the White Album right now.

LA Girlz
Please act your age
You treat me like I have the plague
It’s the Gyre and Gimble in the wabe

LA Girlz
Please act your age
Sweeten up your lemonade
And meet me down at tower 28

I think I’m in whiplash
I’m losing it mixing ammonia and bleach
I get off at Pico
And sell my possessions
So you will know just how I feel

I love your long hair
But you just don’t care
So please help me fathom this
World without music
And by the way, when can we talk?

LA Girlz
Please act your age
You treat me like I have the plague
It’s the Gyre and Gimbel in the wabe

LA Girlz
Please act your age
Sweeten up your lemonade
And meet me down at tower 28

So would you mind if I was pregnant
I’ll sleep on the edge of your bed
Like Dante and Beatrice
We’ll light up our candles
But how is this going to end?

The kids are asleep
We’re haunting their dreamz
And some women swear it’s more painful than labour
To die with your sins on your head

Does anybody love anybody as much as I love you, baby?

LA Girlz
Please act your age
You treat me like I have the plague
It’s the Gyre and gimble in the wabe

LA Girlz
Please act your age
Sweeten up your lemonade
And meet me down at tower 28