Lost's Hurley Found on Weezer Album Cover
Jorge Garcia, last seen as Hurley, The Island's new leader on the final season of Lost, has another claim to fame as Weezer poster boy.
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"I'm excited to know that people in the music stores I used to work will soon be opening boxes full of my smiling face," Garcia tells TVGuide.com.
Garcia's mug covers the band's next album, also titled Hurley, but Lost fans shouldn't get too excited. None of the songs are inspired by the show's mysteries.
"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," Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo told Spinner. "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."
Cuomo, who recently met Garcia in person, hasn't even seen past Lost's second season. "I was really nervous hanging out with [Jorge] recently, because I didn't want to hear something about how it all resolves, or overhear anyone else talking about it," he said. "I really like the show though."
Cuomo described Hurley to Pitchfork.com as a "raw, unpolished, high energy 'alt-rock' album."
The new album is set for a Sept. 14 release.