I'm sure we are all aware of weezer's sales record for the past few albums.
While they say they come to expect it, I think there's a few things that if corrected maybe they'd be selling a bit more.
1. The amount of output.
Yes rivers, we do love getting a lot of material and as much as possible. Thing is when you put an album out every year there's less time to promote each album. I remember being on twitter once and someone said " I just heard weezer's new single"... Guess what song it was. If your wondering If I want you to.
This was pretty recent to, when hurley was out.
Albums are coming out so frequently now that people probably don't even realize there's a new release already.
Make believe had years to promote, you guys did a cover story for it, interviews, press, singles were released immediately with music videos not far behind. Not to mention a lengthy tour where you played a good amount of the album.
Rivers recently did an interview with guitar center saying he's throwing ideas around, maybe doing a really special album or going a singles release route.
It would be a shame to send out a song every so often instead of getting a physical album.
I think if weezer just got together and worked on an album, didn't release it right away but did a lot of press for it would help a lot. Maybe 2 or 3 years instead of 1.
I think sprinkling side projects in between a big album is probably the best of both worlds for the band. Release a song every so often but keep working on an album set for release in a few years.
So does anyone think it's the market change or maybe how they approach marketing that is causing less sales?