After touring for the better part of this year, co-headlining The Bamboozle festival in May, performing at Bonnaroo in June and playing the Reeding and Leeds festivals in August, taking a break would seem like a good idea. But Weezer, the hardworking young men they are, have decided instead to release their next album, Hurley through their new label Epitaph on Sept. 14, 2010.
On Aug. 4, Epitaph owner Brett Gurewitz announced via twitter that Weezer joined the indie label that is also home to Social Distortion, Sage Francis, The Weakerthans and Alkaline Trio.
With the release of last year’s Raditude, Weezer fulfilled their contract with Geffen Records and left the label they called home for the last 16 years.
Stereokill.net reports that the album will contain new songs titled “Memories”, “Where’s My Sex?”,”Hang On”, “Brave New World”, and “All My Friends Are Insects”. Frontman Rivers Cuomo has described the album as having “more raw rock energy” than their most recent release.
In the meantime you can keep listening to Weezer’s most recent single “Represent”, released as the unofficial U.S. anthem for the World Cup.