Weezer Signs to Epitaph, Announces New Album 'Hurley'
After spending 16 years on major label Geffen, Weezer has gone the indie route and signed to Epitaph Records for new album "Hurley," due in stores Sept. 14.
Epitaph owner Brett Gurewitz announced the signing on Twitter Wednesday night (Aug. 4), writing, "Rivers, Pat, Brian and Scott, Welcome to Epitaph homies! FT=W=". Frontman Rivers Cuomo confirmed the announcement and tweeted the album title and release date later that night.
The release of "Raditude" last October fulfilled Weezer's contractual obligation to Geffen, which the band had worked under since 1994's "Weezer (The Blue Album)". Epitaph currently houses hard-rock veterans like Rancid and Social Distortion.
The band will continue its string of summer festival shows with performances at the Reading and Leeds Festival, Sonic Boom Festival and Bumbershoot.