"California Kids" - Weezer [YouTube Official Music Video]

Justine Souchack

by Justine Souchack

Published March 10, 2016

Los Angeles rock band Weezer seem to have a pattern of writing songs about the West Coast. Check out the music video for their new song "California Kids" above.

The band's upcoming self-titled White Album will be their tenth full length record. Frontman Rivers Cuomo spoke with Pitchfork about the Californian influences on the album:

The inspiration behind the songs were my experiences hanging around the Westside of Los Angeles, which has been our home since Weezer began. Hanging out with people in Venice and Santa Monica, the beach, the Hare Krishnas, the Sikh on roller blades with the guitar, girls on Tinder within a 4 mile radius, seeing other bands, the kids from La Sera. I would just tweet out 'does anybody wanna hang?' and then I'd get together with people who responded and talk about life. I love California. I wanted the album to make you feel like you were there with us SoCal weirdos even if you're in Milwaukee in December.

"California Kids" succeeds in making you feel like you're at the beach, with vivid lyrics, breezy guitar riffs, and heavy drums. The music video is a wild ride from start to finish that flashes back to the same cannoli-loving cafe in Weezer's “Thank God for Girls" and the same beach characters in "King Of The World" and "L.A. Girlz." Spoiler alert, the two teen stars from the infamous "Damn Daniel" viral video make an appearance at the end.

The White Album is scheduled for an April 1, 2016 release. Pick it up on Amazon.

For Weezer's latest music, news, and tour dates, check out their Zumic artist page.

Source: Weezer YouTube

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