News

May 01, 2018

ShadowParty is a new band that features members of New Order and Devo, among other bands. They have announced their self-titled debut album and shared its first single, "Celebrate." More

The Rentals Announce U.S. Tour Dates

Lost In Alphaville Out August 26

Jul 31, 2014

With their first album in fifteen years, Lost in Alphaville, due out on August 26, The Rentals have announced a brief string of U.S. tour dates.  More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring SBTRKT, Jessie Ware, Twin Peaks, BANKS, and More

Plus New Tracks from How to Dress Well, A Sunny Day in Glasgow Remixed by Ice Choir, TOPS, Halls Covering Cat Power, Devendra Banhart Remixed by Liars, The Rentals, Gap Dream, The Weeknd, Ex Cops, Ballet School, and Others

Jul 25, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by SBTRKT (featuring Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig), Jessie Ware, Twin Peaks, BANKS, How to Dress Well, A Sunny Day in Glasgow remixed by Ice Choir, TOPS, Halls covering Cat Power, Devendra Banhart remixed by Liars, The Rentals, Gap Dream, The Weeknd, Ex Cops, Ballet School, Esben and the Witch, Owl John, Electric Youth, and more. More

Listen: The Rentals - “1000 Seasons”

Lost In Alphaville Out August 26

Jul 23, 2014

The Rentals' new album Lost In Alphaville is about a month away, and they've offered another taste of their first record in 15 years. More

Jun 06, 2014

Back in December ex-Weezer bassist Matt Sharp revealed that his former alt-pop outfit The Rentals would release their first album in 15 years in 2014.  More

The Rentals To Return With First Album in 15 Years

Featuring The Black Keys' Patrick Carney

Dec 06, 2013

The Rentals, the alt-pop band fronted by ex-Weezer bassist Matt Sharp, have announced that they will release their first full-length album in nearly 15 years in 2014. More


Interviews

The Rentals

The Second Return of...

Dec 04, 2014

The Rentals' first album was called Return of the Rentals, released in 1995 when frontman Matt Sharp was best known as the bassist for Weezer. He might as well have saved the album title for today. Lost in Alphaville, The Rentals' long-awaited third album, comes 15 years after his last effort. More


Reviews

Lost in Alphaville

Lost in Alphaville

Polyvinyl

Aug 29, 2014

Shockingly, The Rentals' first LP in 15 years may also be their best. Lost in Alphaville finds a happy medium between the heavy fuzz and Moog synths of the group's 1995 debut, Return of The Rentals, and 1999's over-stuffed and too-ambitious left-turnSeven More Minutes. More

Story of a Thousand Seasons EP

Story of a Thousand Seasons EP

Self-Released

May 20, 2009

It’s now been four years since The Rentals quietly reformed, under the leadership of founder Matt Sharp, along with new additions of singer/songwriter Sara Radle, violist Lauren Chipman, synth player Ben Pringle, and drummer Dan Joeright. More