For its eighth full-length album, Geek rockers Weezer have chosen to dub their upcoming release Hurley, as in – you guessed it – Jorge Garcia from LOST. Together, a team up of Weezer and Hugo are two unstoppable forces of nerd-cute, which is why Hurley’s face displayed as the cover art will ensure my purchase. It hits record stores on Sept. 14.
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“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,’” front man Rivers Cuomo told Spinner. “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.”
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