“Memories” is the first taste of Weezer’s upcoming Hurley album, and it’s about their band memories, specifically, playing back when, “…Audioslave was still Rage.” On the plus side, Rivers Cuomo and Brian Bell don’t look like they’ve aged since then. UPDATE: What you see above is the glorious album cover for Hurley, a candid photo of actor Jorge Garcia, aka, Hurley from Lost. That’s according to Spinner, who may be pulling a prank with Weezer. Says 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.
Listen to “Memories” below:
UPDATE: Weezer sent a message out to its mailing list with a link to download “Memories” just for one day. Grab it here.
Hurley is out 9/14 via Epitaph.