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- Posted on Jun 9th 2011 11:15AM by Cameron Matthews
The pop-punk heroes were given the opportunity to cover Ric Ocasek and his band the Cars' huge hit 'You Might Think,' keeping true to the original with bubbly swaths of synths carrying through the verses coupled with Rivers Cuomo's youthfully geeky vocals layered over the top.
"The song is going to play in the scene where Lightning McQueen and Mater go to Japan," says Weezer's Brian Bell in a press release, "which is great for us because it sort of mirrors our experiences in Japan -- there was a little bit of culture shock."
Weezer's fascination with Japan has been a long time coming, with several allusions to the country on their album 'Pinkerton,' especially with the hilariously good non-sequitur lyrics of 'El Scorcho.'
"When we really dug deep into the song, we saw the genius of the arrangement and how all these relatively simplistic parts worked together to create this amazing fabric of sound," Bell continued.
The 'Cars 2' soundtrack, which you can pre-order here, will be released June 14 via Disney while the film will hit theaters June 24.