Rivers Cuomo Gets Intimate on YouTube

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Published January 5, 2011

In a sweet new video that’s been making the rounds on the Internet this week, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo takes on one of the Beach Boys’ most beloved tracks, “God Only Knows,” in a spare acoustic arrangement. Personally, we’ll never be able to separate the song out from its role as the theme song for the first three seasons of Big Love, so we’ve now developed an unexpected association between Cuomo and an ice-skating Jeanne Tripplehorn. Still, we’re happy to see him out and about on the Internet—and are particularly hopeful that the video might presage news of Alone III: The Pinkerton Years, his third volume of solo demos, which was supposed to come out “around December” 2010, but about which frustratingly few details are available.

[Stereogum via NYM]