The Rentals, the band originally launched by ex-Weezer bassist Matt Sharpback in 1994, will release their first studio album in 15 years in 2014. According to Billboard.com, the yet-to-be-titled disc was recorded in New York City, Nashville and Los Angeles. It also features a new lineup that includes Patrick Carney of the Black Keys on drums.
Sharp announced the band’s reactivation on Twitter.
A founding member of Weezer, Sharp left that band in 1998, shortly after the release of its second album, Pinkerton.
He founded the Rentals four years earlier and the group released its debut, Return Of The Rentals, in 1995. The act scored a Top !0 modern rock hit with “Friends Of P.”
A second album called Seven More Minutes arrived in 1999, but Sharp put the group on hiatus shortly after that. A reformed version toured in 2006 and 2007.