Weezer To Finish Album After Holidays

Weezer is nearly finished recording its long-gestating fifth Geffen studio album, according to posts on the band's official Web site.

Weezer is nearly finished recording its long-gestating fifth Geffen studio album, according to posts on the band's official Web site. Group members have been working on songs for the past several days without frontman Rivers Cuomo, who will spend the next few months attending Harvard University.

"While the main 12 songs are very close to completion (and may be in some cases truly completed) there is no way of knowing this for sure until everyone has had the chance to try everything they think may elevate the tracks," the site says. "Of course that includes Rivers, who is now away at school for the semester. While everyone agrees that most of the tracks are very close, it may turn out that additional work will be needed."

"The upshot of all this is that the album probably wont be truly finished until after the holidays, which means it likely won't see release until spring '05, given the several months the record label requires to prepare for an album's release," the site continues. "The cool part is that everything on the album has had (and will have had) ample time to be the best it can be -- no rushing or cutting corners."

The as-yet-untitled set will be the follow-up to 2002's "Maladroit," which debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard 200.