Weezer‘s next CD, their eigth LP, is a tribute to the ABC television series LOST. The musical group has ramed their upcoming Album “Hurley” and the album cover is simply a close-up photo of actor Jorge Garcia who plays Hugo “Hurley” Reyes in the series. Hit the jump to see the CD cover.
Lost show-runner Damon Lindelof‘s response on twitter:
Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo told Spinner:
“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 says. “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.”
But don’t get oo excited Lost fans, the music on the album is not inspired by the show. Cuomo admits that he only recently started watching the series, and has only made it through season two. Cuomo says he was “really nervous” hanging out with Hurley/Jorge recently, because he “didn’t want to hear something about how it all resolves, or overhear anyone else talking about it.” Still cool none the less.
The new CD, Hurley, will hit stores on September 14th 2010.