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Weezer's White Album reissue features Riot, Fitz & the Tantrums, and more

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Weezer have announced a digital deluxe reissue of this year’s Weezer (White Album). On top of the album’s original 10 tracks, the new edition will include two unreleased songs, a remix of White Album cut “Jacked Up,” and Weezer’s NASA-celebrating “I Love the USA,” which they released as a one-off in July. The remix of “Jacked Up” features Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokno and Fitz and the Tantrums’ Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick. And, according to Weezer’s website, there are “more surprises coming later this week.”

One of the two unreleased songs, “Fake Smiles and Nervous Laughter,” comprises one side of the split 7″ Weezer announced last month with pop-punk outfit Wavves. (Released on Wavves’ Ghost Ramp label, the other side features that band’s cover of Weezer’s “You Gave Your Love to Me Softly.”) Wavves’ Nathan Williams will appear on Beats 1 at 12:30 p.m. ET Wednesday to debut “Fake Smiles.” The second unreleased Weezer track to be included on the White Album reissue is “Friend of a Friend.”

Weezer released the White Album, their tenth studio effort, in April, and hit the road to support the project this summer. In September, the band celebrated a milestone when their seminal 1996 sophomore album Pinkerton went platinum almost exactly 20 years after its initial release.

Check out Weezer’s tweets detailing the digital deluxe reissue of the White Album below.

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