No, Losties, your eyes are note decieving you. What you are looking at is the actual cover art for Weezer's next album:
A big ole picture of Jorge Garcia aka Hurley from Lost!
Yeah, we're not so much getting it either, but we'll roll with it for now. Apparently, it will make sense once we've heard the album.
Rivers Cuomo explained to New York Magazine why this particular pictures was chosen for the cover. He said:
"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."
Wow. Um, okay. His amazing face it is then. Certainly it's a risk, something different.
Course, no matter what this Hurley business is, it'll never be as good as Buddy Holly, so….
After 16 years with the label, the boys of Weezer have left Geffen Records and plan to start producing their own music all on their own.
What exactly that means, they don't even know, but bassist Scott Shriner told Billboard Magazine that they are definitely working on "new music" and are "scheming something" big for fans. One of the things on the table is a collection of B-sides and rare recordings the guys have had over the years.