Had enough Weezer lately? The long-running rock band’s 13th studio LP (“The Black Album”) dropped March 1, just over a month after its all-covers “Teal Album” arrived, featuring its now-well-known take on Toto’s “Africa.” However, stopping by NPR’s studio recently for a Tiny Desk Concert, Rivers Cuomo & Company chose to focus on older deep cuts alongside new tracks.
The four-song acoustic set opened with “Longtime Sunshine,” a b-side from 1996’s Pinkerton which was later released on 2007’s Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo. Next up was “Living in L.A.,” a recent single off “The Black Album.” Then came “Across the Sea,” which of course, actually appeared on Pinkerton. And finally, another “Black Album” single, “High As a Kite,” closed things off.
The Tiny Desk gig was filmed shortly before the full-scale North American trek Weezer is currently on with Pixies; check out the remaining dates here.
Watch the full performance below.