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Weezer Are Releasing "Africa" on Vinyl, but It’s Already Sold Out

It'll be released through Urban Outfitters, because where else would you release a piece of meme-vinyl?

by Shaad D’Souza
Jul 2 2018, 9:49am

L: Ahanui/Shutterstock, R: Urban Outfitters

Weezer’s cover of Toto’s iconic soft-rock track "Africa" just keeps… existing. Since its birth as an online campaign by a 14-year-old, Weezer have hit the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time in nearly a decade, performed the track on Kimmel, and, perhaps most unlikely of all, proven their cultural relevance through the covering of a 36-year-old track. Today, the saga continues: Weezer have announced the release of an "Africa" 7" to be released––where else––exclusively at Urban Outfitters, the home of meme-vinyl.

But here’s the thing: The bright green vinyl, currently available for pre-order, is already sold out. The teens sure do love those memes, and #WeezerCoverAfrica is no exception. Maybe you can get another meme item instead, like the High School Musical soundtrack. Or Scorpion.

Shaad D'Souza is Noisey's Australian editor. Follow him on Twitter.

This article originally appeared on Noisey AU.