Posted in music on June 6, 2014


Late last year it was announced that original Weezer bassist Matt Sharp's band The Rentals would be reforming and releasing a new album on Polyvinyl. That album has since been officially announced. It's called Lost in Alphaville and will be out on August 26. That's the cover art above, and you can check out the tracklist, along with the very Rentals-esque first single "Thought of Sound," below.

As mentioned, the lineup for this album is Matt along with Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig (Lucius- vocals), Ryen Slegr (Ozma - guitars), Lauren Chipman (The Section Quartet - strings) and Patrick Carney (The Black Keys - drums).

The only live appearance scheduled so far is the Nano-Mugen Festival in Yokohama, Japan happening July 12 & 13 but more dates are TBA.


The Rentals - "Thought of Sound"

01. It's Time To Come Home
02. Traces Of Our Tears
03. Stardust
04. 1000 Seasons
05. Damaris
06. Irrational Things
07. Thought Of Sound
08. Song Of Remembering
09. Seven Years
10. The Future



Comments (8)

No Hadens, no care.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2014 12:48 PM

Not feelin it

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2014 12:49 PM

didn't elicit a great or bad reaction. just...acceptable? ultimately not a good thing but it's only 1 song.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2014 1:02 PM

Why did he quit Weezer and is he ever rejoining?

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2014 2:54 PM

The dude from Black Keys on drums? Does that mean no songs will be played in time?

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2014 3:10 PM

Forgettable. That keyboard sound is so annoying

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2014 3:12 PM

get bent

Posted by blayne | June 7, 2014 2:22 AM

Back to the original and true Rentals sound from the first record. Heavy Moog sound is the signature. Good stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 12:02 AM

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