The Rentals Sign to Polyvinyl for New Album, Rope in the Black Keys' Patrick Carney

The Rentals Sign to Polyvinyl for New Album, Rope in the Black Keys' Patrick Carney
It's been almost 15 years since former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp released a proper album with his band the Rentals, but that will finally change in 2014. The group have signed with Polyvinyl and have a new album on the way.

As a press release confirms, the LP was recorded in Los Angeles, Nashville and New York, and finds Sharp joined on 10 songs by a cast of players that includes Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney. The album was produced by Matt Sharp and the Rentals, and is being mixed by D. Sardy (LCD Soundsystem, Jay Z).

Compared to the band's past work, the PR promises that the as-yet-untitled LP "is sure to prove to be equally ambitious and all the more bold in sound and scope."

Expect more details to be announced early in 2014.

This impending album is being billed as the follow-up to 1999's Seven More Minutes. Since then, the group have released The Last Little Life EP in 2007, issued a string of mini-albums as part of the 2009 mixed-media project Songs About Time, and compiled some tracks from Songs About Time for the 2011 compilation Resilience.