Weird Al Announces New Album for July 2014
Weird Al Yankovic’s Twitter feed has provided multiple updates about this upcoming album. Based on a few tweets out this weekend, the release has been mixed and mastered, it features Soviet-inspired cover art, and, with a retweet of a Rolling Stone article, it will come out on July 15.
An album title isn’t revealed yet, but as Rolling Stone points out in their piece, it could include parodies from a group of artists as diverse as current hit-maker Iggy Azalea to an established band once popular in the ‘90s. As well, Rolling Stone hints that this album could be his last on an official label, with digital distribution a possibility down the road.
Ultimately, we’ll have to wait and see.
This release comes three years after Alpocalypse, his last full-length studio album. The release peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Comedy Albums chart. As with past releases, Alpocalypse parodied pop singles from the past few years, including Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” Taylor Swift’s “You Belong to Me,” Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.,” and hip-hop tracks by B.o.B. and T.I. “Style parodies” ranged from Hanson and the White Stripes to The Doors and Queen.
If you’re a Weird Al fan, which artists and tracks would you like him to parody this time around?
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