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Cuomo gets goosebumps at new album

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo gets "goosebumps" listening to their new album Everything Will Be Alright in the End.

The Los Angeles group have formed a loyal following over the years with hit tracks such as Beverly Hills and Island in the Sun, and they are set to release their new album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, in October.

This comes four years after their last offering, Hurley, and frontman Rivers Cuomo feels he and his bandmates have explored a new sound this time around, all the while sticking to their roots.

"I get a lot of goosebumps when I hear [the album]. It seems to have lots of experimentation and new stuff, but it sounds like things only Weezer could have come up with," he smiled to Nylon magazine's October issue. "It's like we're digging deeper into ourselves, into where we came from and coming up with new ideas."

Weezer - also made up of current members Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell and Scott Shriner - formed in 1992 in the City of Angels. Looking back, Rivers remembers how much they stood out, not only with their musical vibe, but with their appearance.

That didn't put them off though, and they are still working harder than ever to get their music out to the world.

"We were very inspired by the pre-drugs era of rock music, like the early Beatles and Beach Boys and being super clean-cut," Rivers explained. "That, to me, felt provocative.

"I don't think any of us question it, even for a moment - it feels so alive and so much our entire universe that we live in," he added of the musicians' ongoing trajectory.

"There's plenty of room for us to face new challenges and try new things, for me as a songwriter and for us as a band, so as long as there are those fun, exciting puzzles to work on every morning when I wake up, I can't imagine why I'd want to stop."

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