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Weezer unveil album cover

Never a band to shy away from the slightly absurd , Weezer have always had a penchant for outside-the-box album artwork.

Not willing to make any exceptions, they once again have delivered with the cover for their latest effort Hurley, which features a close-up of a bearded-and-happy-about-it Jorge Garcia—known to Lost watchers as Hurley – the album is the follow-up to 2009’s similarly illustrated Raditude.

Citing difficulties with matching the name of the record to the music, frontman Rivers Cuomo explained to Spinner that they decided to go with “some random word that doesn’t really have anything to do with anything”. He added: “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 [we] 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.”

As for the songs on the album, a collaborative effort with Ryan Adams on a track titled Run Away will be present alongside current single Memories. Describing the sound of the new record in a Pitchfork interview as possessing a “raw, unpolished, high-energy ‘alt-rock” feel, Cuomo promises a step away from the slick-pop production of their previous album.

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tyler07

tyler07 said on the 10th Aug, 2010

Oh wow, MAB on the front cover of a Weezer album..

mooney88

mooney88 said on the 10th Aug, 2010

yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!

light the world

light the world said on the 10th Aug, 2010

who would of guess? the combination between lost and weezer?!? :d

Shieldsy23

Shieldsy23 said on the 10th Aug, 2010

this had better be better than that last piece of shit....

Yaki

Yaki said on the 12th Aug, 2010

I my goodness me that girl got HOT!

batdan

batdan said on the 12th Aug, 2010

firstly i like weezer and i would love to see them tour. as for pumping out more filler than killer who knows there reasons, still have to think they will put on a rockin set.

say_aha

say_aha said on the 12th Aug, 2010

weezer are the only band who would get an article on there choice of album artwork. why?

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 12th Aug, 2010

Coz it's fucking weird?

anxious0

anxious0 said on the 12th Aug, 2010

Hurley's the new man in charge

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 12th Aug, 2010

With Jorge Garcias innate likeability this is actually pretty clever.

radiocide

radiocide said on the 13th Aug, 2010

i think if any other band had chosen this as their album cover i would hate it a lot more.

mooney88

mooney88 said on the 13th Aug, 2010

hahaha cant believe how much this is MAB

grattan

grattan said on the 17th Aug, 2010

Hurley Tracklist:
01. Memories
02. Ruling Me
03. Trainwrecks
04. Unspoken
05. Where’s My Sex?
06. Run Away
07. Hang On
08. Smart Girls
09. Brave New World
10. Time Flies

grattan

grattan said on the 17th Aug, 2010

The following track says it all - Run Away.