In a statement posted on the official Weezer website, it is revealed that the band visited a studio in Washington DC to work on the new material.
The website says: "The guys worked at an extremely fast pace, but not due to rushing. They had practiced these songs a lot in the last few weeks during soundcheck, and had even played some of them live at the St. Louis show. So it wasnt too difficult to get some pretty nice-sounding versions down on tape! The songs were done "live", except for the vocals. After the 12 songs were put down, the guys went back and added lead and backup vocals, all together at once. Everyone really enjoyed this technique and planned on using it more in the future. At the end of the day, 12 songs were done, 10 of which came out really good, and 2 of which didn't quite gel."
The songs recorded were (all provisional titles):
'Listen Up '
'High Up Above'
'Not In Love'
'I Can't Tell You'
The band weren't happy with 'I Can't Tell You' and 'Happy Grunge'.
Speaking about the reasons the band have already started work on new material, they said: "The new songs have been flowing pretty good since 'The Green Album' was put to bed, and everyone is already excited about doing the next album. Rather than ignore the new stuff while touring for the 'Green Album', the guys have opted to prepare in advance, so that whenever they finally have the opportunity to make the next album, they will be fully ready to go, without having to go through another painful selection and demo process like last time. They want to rock and they want to rock now!"