Weezer sign to Epitaph Records

Weezer have announced plans to release a new studio album entitled Hurley this September 14th on Epitaph Records.

“So far we’ve had a really good creative collaboration with Brett Gurewitz and the other people at the label, and I’m looking forward to collaboration with other like-minded alternative music fans at the label,” Rivers Cuomo says.

“I’ve been a fan of Weezer from the beginning, and I’ve loved all their records,” says Epitaph president and founder Gurewitz.  “So it’s amazing to find myself working with them on the new one!”

Known for their quirky album artwork, Weezer have done it yet again.  The cover features a simple, yet astonishing close-up of actor Jorge Garcia, which fans of the “Lost” series will no-doubt find as perplexing as fascinating.

“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 recently told Spinner.com.  “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.”

The CD will come in a standard edition containing ten tracks or a deluxe version that has 14 tracks. Pre-orders are available from Epitaph’s web store.






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