Weezer Announces Title For New Album
[lastfm]Weezer[/lastfm] has revealed that Hurley will serve as the title of their upcoming album, which will act as a follow-up to 2009’s Raditude, as well as their eighth studio release.
The Los Angeles band is releasing Hurley as their first album with Epitaph Records after the group left Geffen in 2009. The record will drop in the U.K. on September 13 and it will be available in the United States on September 14.
“At this moment in our career, it feels like we don’t need a major label,” frontman [lastfm]Rivers Cuomo[/lastfm] told Rolling Stone. “The major label culture isn’t inline with our values. We like [Epitaph Records’ owner and [lastfm]Bad Religion[/lastfm] guitarist] [lastfm]Brett Gurewitz[/lastfm] and it feels like a smaller and more appropriate operation for what we like doing at the moment.”
Hurley plans to feature a collaboration with [lastfm]Ryan Adams[/lastfm]. Another song that will likely be on the album is called “Time Flies,” which was written by [lastfm]Mac Davis[/lastfm] – the songwriter behind [lastfm]Elvis Presley[/lastfm]‘s “In the Ghetto.”
Later this month, Weezer will also be performing at this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals.