By Kevin Rutherford
Weezer have become synonymous with interesting album covers — they had a picture of Jorge Garcia’s Hurley character from Lost plastered on their last, with its predecessor featuring a flying dog in a living room.
When the band released the title of their upcoming ninth album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, it almost seemed as if Weezer was toning down the outrageousness and getting a little less goofy for their first album since 2010.
And then, well, they released the album cover.
With the newest installment of their weekly Weezer Wednesdays video series, the band debuted a clip titled “My Mystery” that included in it, among footage of the band performing and of a sleeping child, the album artwork for the new album.
At first glance, the cover had a sort of Where the Wild Things Are feel to it, from the scratched title in the sky to the giant monster crawling through the mountainside.
As it turns out, the photo was created as part of a series by artists Chris McMahon and Thryza Segal, the focus for which is apparently adding monsters to paintings found in thrift stores.
In keeping with the band’s recent tradition, little else was revealed about the album in this go-round. Only seconds-long clips have been released as far as music goes, with an album release date still undetermined.