News about the upcoming Weezer release just keeps getting weirder. First, we find out they’ve signed with Epitaph Records, and now this. The band has decided to name their new album “Hurley” and use a picture of the former Lost star Jorge Garcia (he played Hurley on the show) as the cover art. And that’s it. They’re not even putting “Weezer” on the cover; just a picture of Jorge’s face. Here’s singer Rivers Cuomo’s explanation for why:
“We struggled super hard trying to come up with an album title, trying to find some kind of phrase that summed up the whole aesthetic behind the album: ‘Heavy Mental,’ ‘Smaller Than Life,'” Cuomo says. “I was coming up with all kinds of stuff, but ultimately, we just went with some random word that doesn’t really have anything to do with anything. I just loved this photo of Jorge Garcia — it just had this amazing vibe. We didn’t want to do a fourth self-titled record and we knew people would refer to it as ‘the Hurley record’ even if left it without that title, so we just called it ‘Hurley.’ No words are on the cover because all we wanted was his amazing face.”
Hurley will be released September 14th.