Weezer Frontman Tries Online Dating in “Go Away”


How long has it been since we’ve heard anything from Weezer? We’re not counting the news that the comedy series based on frontman Rivers Cuomo’s life was not picked up.

Well, it does matter because the band has returned with the music video for “Go Away.”

In a nod to this generation’s way of finding dates, the video finds Cuomo trying his best to get Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino to swipe right on the dating app, Winder (yes, we all know it’s a cover-up for Tinder).

Instead of being his true self, Cuomo ends up putting on different disguising hoping one of them will get Cosentino to give him the time of day. Disguises include a punk rocker who eats food out of a garbage can, a “business” man showing off his “riches,” a hipster in a record store who ends up finding Weezer’s blue album on vinyl, and many more.

As we see, Cosentino and her friend spend the video laughing at all the crazy antics that this dude is pulling just to get her to say yes to a date.

Not surprisingly, none of the disguises end up working in Cuomo’s favor and he just about gives up until one of this bandmates comes up with the idea of him just being himself.

Check out the music video for “Go Away” below.

“Go Away” is featured on Weezer’s recently released album Everything Will Be Alright in the End which was released last October.

Weezer Perform “Go Away” with Bethany Cosentino


During one of their many “Weezer Wednesdays” videos, Weezer released a track titled, “Go Away” which featured vocals by Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino.

While visiting KROQ on Friday to perform some of their tracks at the radio station’s RedBull Soundspace, Weezer was joined by Cosentino for a stripped down version of their song.

Watch the acoustic version of the track below.

Weezer’s new album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End is set to be released this Wednesday, Oct. 7 and will of course, feature the song with Cosentino. The album which so far has been garnering good reviews, was produced by The Cars’ Ric Ocasek who also produced several of their other albums. Everything Will Be Alright in the End is the band’s first new album since 2010’s Hurley.

In support of EWBAIT, Weezer will be hitting the road for some intimate tour stops. Along the trek, they will also visit some festivals. Tour dates can be seen here.


10/02 – San Jose, CA @ Even Center at San Jose State University
10/11 – Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capitol
10/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Arizona State Fair
10/24 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Casino
10/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero *
10/26 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair *
10/27 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
11/02 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s *
11/06 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House *
11/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco *
12/02 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall (101X Indie Workforce X-Mas)
12/05 – Jacksonville, FL @ The Big Ticket – Metropolitan Park
12/07 – Orlando, FL @ The Big Orlando – Central Florida Fairgrounds

* = Full album performance of Everything Will Be Alright In The End