Rivers Cuomo launched a demo storefront on his website, riverscuomo.com, in 2020, as an assignment for an online web programming class. To date, hundreds of demos have since been distributed through the website.
On November 7, 2020, fans noticed hundreds of Dropbox links to demos viewable in the storefront's source code, which were quickly shared among fans. Cuomo was notified of the error the following morning, giving an update on his wiki on November 9, stating: "I'm hurt that someone downloaded and distributed the demos. I wish everyone would help me when I make mistakes in my code, rather than take advantage of me." Despite the leak, Cuomo proceeded to launch the demo storefront on November 11, featuring over 300 of the nearly 500 songs that leaked initially, along with additional demos of "If I Fell", "Make Me a Pallet", and "Happy Trails". The songs sold out in less than two hours.
Cuomo explained the decision to be so generous with his demo collection in his website's chatroom on November 20:
Rivers, would you mind elucidating your mind frame right now? In the recent past you've kept these close to your chest. Why so open now?
Geewiz, good question. it might be as simple as: because i was able to code the market, we now have a way to make a fair, direct, simple and efficient exchange. also, we've developed a community around the market that is a good match for the demos. it's not like i'm going on good morning america trying to sell 10 lo-fi version of an obscure 20-year-old song to people who aren't even huge music fans.
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Featured song: "Softies"
" is a song written by Rivers Cuomo
as a song in contention for Weezer's
planned sixth album, which would eventually become The Red Album
. It eventually saw release via the Riverscuomo.com demo storefront
The song was featured on The 4 and 5 Star Demos of Rivers Cuomo spreadsheet and was designated for Alone II four months before its release. It did not make the final track list of The Red Album or Alone II. It is speculated that "Softies" and all of the 2008 spreadsheet entries were conceived or retooled after Geffen wanted more commercial material on The Red Album. "Softies" is listed on several of the hand-written song lists featured in the booklet for the deluxe edition of The Red Album along with "I Don't Want to Let You Go" and "This Is the Way".
In early 2009, a Wikipedia page for the song was created by a user named "Gefred7112", which included information suggesting "Softies" would be the lead single for "Album Seven". An Albumsix user Facebook messaged Scott Shriner about the page, and the response was "uhhhhh....wait and see?". After heated debates among the fans whether the information on Wikipedia was real or not, Albumsix user PKMN Trainer Red revealed that he was "Gefred7112" and that the wiki page was a prank.
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