The band signed to major label Geffen in the 90s, releasing their debut, Weezer through the label in 1994. Cuomo also talked a bit about how the band sees itself these days:
I don't feel like we've really transcended our original niche. We're always going to be the weirdos. I've spent the entire morning trying to come up with a name for the record. How does `Heavy Mental' sound? There's definitely going to be more raw rock energy on this one.
Check out the interview here.