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"Hey, Weezer is happy to announce our signing to @epitaphrecs and release of new album 'Hurley' on September 14," Rivers Tweeted late Wednesday, piggybacking on Gurewitz's announcement. Mr. Brett -- as he is known to fans of Bad Religion – earlier said, "Rivers, Pat, Brian and Scott, Welcome to Epitaph homies! FT=W=."
Earlier in the month, Cuomo suggested that a new album was imminent, mulling titles like 'Heavy Mental' in interviews. The band's last album, 'Raditude' fulfilled its obligations to Geffen/Interscope.
The new arrangement with Epitaph, home to other punk giants like Rancid and Social Distortion, and its Anti- imprint, which has a roster of diverse performers like Billy Bragg, Neko Case and Tom Waits, seems like a sensible fit. In fact, drummer Pat Wilson's side project, the Special Goodness, released an album, 'Land, Air, Sea' via the label in January 2004.