September 14th is right around the corner and if you are a Weezer fan like I am you know that it is the day that Hurley will be released on Epitaph Records. This will be the band’s first release on an independent label in their 17 years as a band. Focusing on the rock over the pop this round the album has grabbed my attention in a major way. See for yourself – head over to www.myspace.com/weezer and listen to Hurley in its entirety. You can also download their first single entitled “Memories” courtesy of Spinner.com.
The album title, if you have not figured it out yet, comes from one of the more memorable characters from one of the greatest TV series of my time, Lost, and might just be my favorite Weezer cover ever. Have you even seen the cover for Hurley yet?
Yeah, that is great. Jorge Garcia spoke to MTV recently on how he felt about being the inspiration for the latest release. As much as I despise MTV I did get a kick out of reading his reaction on his mug being on an album cover.
Here is a video from Spin.com with what looks like a very happy Rivers Cuomo: