- Performer:The Rentals
- Title:Lost in Alphaville
- Style:Alternative/Indie Rock,Indie Rock,Alternative Singer/Songwriter
- Date of release:August 26, 2014
- Recording location:Atomic Heart Studios, New York City
- Size FLAC version1450 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1512 megabytes
- Size WMA version1766 megabytes
- Formats:MPC ASF AU AIFF AA AHX
The Rentals' third official album isn't as ambitious as the project that occupied Matt Sharp's life in 2009
Genre: Alternative Rock. Or consider a donation?
The new album is titled Lost In Alphaville, and it’s being released on Aug. 26 via Polyvinyl. The Rentals in 2014 have an entirely new line-up, featuring founder and frontman Matt Sharp, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig (Lucius), Ryen Slegr (Ozma), Lauren Chipman (The Section Quartet), and Patrick Carney (Black Keys). Those Black Keys dudes really get around! The band has also revealed the first single from the album, titled Thought of Sound. You can stream it below.
Tracklist: 1. It's Time To Come Home 4:00 2. Traces Of Our Tears 3:25 3. Stardust 2:48 4. 1000 Seasons 3:15 5. Damaris 4:54 6. Irrational Things 4:14 7. Thought Of Sound 3:44 8. Song Of Remembering 3:37 9. Seven Years 4:34 10. The Future 5:48.
The Rentals appreciably keep things varied, and it plays to Lost In Alphaville’s benefit. Perhaps the best song on the whole album, ‘It’s Time To Come Home’ immediately gets a chance to show the band’s colors during the opening track. It’s slower than most of the songs here, but it perfects the blend of moody alt-rock and funky, groovy vocals. Complete with backing ba-ba, ba-da’s, it surprisingly never sounds cliché. That’s basically The Rentals in a nutshell – not really rocking the metaphorical boat of ideas, but still managing to make waves.
Ex-Weezer bassist Matt Sharp has played silly buggers with his inspired alt-synth solo project The Rentals ever since roping in Damon Albarn, Tim Wheeler and Miki Berenyi from Lush to guest on their majestic second album ‘Seven More Minutes’ in 1999. Lengthy splits, a solo album and a year-long audiovisual art project called ‘Songs About Time’ have delayed the LP, but it’s a worthy comeback.
Album: Lost in Alphaville. Genre: Alternative rock.
There's a lot of nineties nostalgia to be found here; the album sounds not too different from the ROTR era, though maybe a little moreThere's a lot of nineties nostalgia to be found here; the album sounds not too different from the ROTR era, though maybe a little more measured and matured, but all of the signature Rentals elements are very.
CreditsCameron Barton - Mixing Assistant
Adam Bednarik - Engineer
Danielle Belén - Violin
Jamie Blake - Breathing, Vocal Effect
Bryan Bos - Artwork, Design
Andy Brohard - Mixing
Patrick Carney - Drums, Featured Artist, Group Member, Percussion
Lauren Chipman - Choir Director, Featured Artist, Fender Rhodes, Group Member, Organ, Piano, Viola, Violin
Patrick Doyle - Engineer, Preparation Engineer
Dan Joeright - Drum Loop, Percussion
Holly Laessig - Featured Artist, Group Member, Vocals
Roger Moutenot - Engineer, Percussion
The Rentals - Primary Artist, Producer
Tim Reynolds - Artwork, Design
Joey Santiago - Guitar
Dave Sardy - Mixing
Matt Sharp - Bass, Engineer, Featured Artist, Group Member, Producer, Synthesizer, Vocals
Ryen Slegr - Featured Artist, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Synthesizer), Lap Steel Guitar
Ryan Smith - Mastering
The West Los Angeles Children's Choir - Primary Artist
Jess Wolfe - Featured Artist, Group Member, Vocals
|1||It's Time to Come Home||The Rentals||4:00|
|2||Traces of Our Tears||The Rentals feat: The West Los Angeles Children's Choir||3:25|
|4||1000 Seasons||The Rentals||3:15|
|6||Irrational Things||The Rentals feat: The West Los Angeles Children's Choir||4:14|
|7||Thought of Sound||The Rentals||3:44|
|8||Song of Remembering||The Rentals||3:37|
|9||Seven Years||The Rentals||4:34|
|10||The Future||The Rentals||5:48|