Weezer reveal Hurley cover

You probably didn’t think it was possible, but Weezer just one up’ed their cover for Ratitude. Fresh off the release of Hurley‘s first song, the Rivers Cuomo led outfit has revealed the album’s cover art and, as you can to your right, they chose to take a more literal approach.

As Spinner reports, the band’s eighth studio album is named after the character played by actor Jorge Garcia on Lost. Weezer landed on the name after seeing a picture of Garica.

“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,'” explained Cuomo. “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.”

In true River Cuomo absurdity, the Weezer frontman went on to explain that he didn’t even watch Lost until meeting Garcia. So, yeah.

Hurley arrives September 14th via Epitaph. Stream the aforementioned “Memories” here.


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