Matt Sharp + The true return of The Rentals


Well, Saturday morning, too early by the way, but up and listening to music and enjoying that first cup of coffee. Matt Sharp rolled across my path and I figured why not post about this truely underrated musician. We all know about Weezer and then his stint with The Rentals, but following that, after a long reclusive stay in Tenn., he released two albums, an ep entitled Puckett's Versus the Country Boy and then a full length s/t album. You can read a write up about both albums at the label In Music We Trust Records, and a good interview with Glorious Noise. You can purchase the album from cdbaby or it's also available for download on emusic. A vinyl import is also available through Glitter House. Below are two tracks for your listening pleasure. Enjoy.

Just Like Movie Stars
(from S/T lp)
Goodbye West Coast (from Puckett's ep)

(tracks courtesy of IMWT)



Also for those who may be interested, The Rentals are back together and
"HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THE UNEXPECTED AND TRUE RETURN OF THE RENTALS. THE BAND IS CURRENTLY IN LOS ANGELES WRITING, REHEARSING, AND PREPARING TO RECORD THEIR 3rd STUDIO ALBUM.

THE SPECULATION IS THAT THE NEW ALBUM IS LIKELY TO BE COMPLETED AND READY FOR RELEASE IN 2006. IN THE MEANWHILE, WHILE WE WAIT WITH GREAT ANTICIPATION FOR THE NEW MUSIC, THIS WEB-SITE WILL DEDICATE ITSELF TO SHOWING THE FIRST EVER COMPLETE RETROSPECTIVE ON THE RENTALS. THERE WILL BE NEARLY DAILY UPDATES WITH TOTALLY NEW AND EXCLUSIVE INFORMATION ON THE RENTALS, SO STAY TUNED AND WELCOME ABOARD." -Front page of The Rentals Website

Check out their Website and their My Space for the latest updates and release dates.