News — June 11th, 2007

Boompa Set To Release The Rentals EP

After their triumphant return to concert stages in the US, Japan and Europe in 2006, The Rentals announce the release of their first new material in over 8 years alongside a comprehensive headlining tour of the US in the summer of 2007. The Last Little Life EP (Boompa Records) was born while the band was writing and rehearsing new songs for their yet to be recorded, but highly anticipated third full length album, expected early ’08. The Rentals lineup of multiple multi-instrumentalist features Sara Radle, Ben Pringle, Lauren Chipman, Dan Joeright, Rachel Haden (that dog!) and Matt Sharp (ex-weezer).

The Rentals began their association with Boompa in 2005 with the release of the Matt Sharp solo album Matt Sharp. Whilst in Vancouver, working on a re-mix for friends Tegan and Sara, Matt played some demos that he was working on for his next solo record. Everyone assembled agreed that the songs kind of sounded like The Rentals, and several months later, the band was reformed.

The Last Little Life EP stays true to the band’s trademark infectious and catchy pop songs while also branching out into new musical territory. The three new songs “Last Romantic Day”, “Little Bit Of You In Everything”, “Life Without A Brain” were mixed by producer/ engineer Joe Chiccarelli (The Shins, White Stripes). The four song cycle concludes with a new arrangement of their classic “Sweetness And Tenderness” (mixed by Rich Hauser).

Gearing up for their August 14th North American release, The Rentals will kick things off at the end of June with several intimate warm-up dates on the West Coast previewing the new songs, culminating in a residency at LA’s famed Spaceland, every Saturday in July.

Look for The Rentals on tour throughout the summer of 2007.

06.26 Bakersfield, CA – The Dome
06.27 San Louis Obispo, CA – Downtown Brew
06.28 Fresno, CA – The Belmont
06.29 Reno, NV – Club Underground
06.30 Las Vegas, NV – Art Bar
07.07 Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland
07.14 Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland
07.21 Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland
07.28 Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland
08.01 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
08.02 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
08.04 Seattle, WA – Neumos
08.05 Spokane, WA – The Big Easy
08.07 Boise, ID – The Big Easy
08.08 Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound
08.09 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
08.10 Omaha, NE – Slowdown,
08.11 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
08.12 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
08.14 Chicago, IL – Metro,
08.15 Sauget, IL – Pop’s,
08.16 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues,
08.16 Covington, KY – Madison Theatre,
08.18 Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre
08.19 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
08.21 Millvale, PA – Mr Smalls Theatre
08.22 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
08.23 New York, NY – Nokia Theater
08.24 Cambrige, MA – Middle East,
08.25 Philadelphia, PA – TOA
08.26 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
08.28 Winston Salem, NC – Ziggy’s
08.29 Ashville, NC – The Orange Peel
08.30 Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
08.31 Nashville, TN – City Hall
09.01 Atlanta, GE – Masquerade
09.02 Jacksonville, FL – Free Bird Live
09.04 Lake Buenevista, FL – House Of Blues
09.05 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
09.06 Saint Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
09.07 Tallahassee, FL – Beta Bar
09.08 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
09.09 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
09.10 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
09.12 Austin TX – Emo’s
09.14 San Antonio, TX – The White Rabbit
09.15 EL Paso, TX – Club 101
09.16 Flagstaff, AZ – The Orpheum
09.18 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
09.19 Las Vegas, NV – TBA
09.20 San Diego, CA – House of Blues

To pre-order The Rentals EP and purchase advance tickets before they go on sale to the public, and enter The Rentals’ meet ‘n greet contests go to: