The Rentals have long been one of my all time favourite bands and up until 2014 I didn’t think we’d hear from them again. Then, their third album Lost In Alphaville dropped which saw them return to their incredible form of the mid-90’s. Three years later a new song Elon Musk Is Making Me Sad has been released with plans for a fourth album in 2018. Take a listen:
Direct Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taupuK6oND4
The song features that classic Rentals sounds, as anyone is familiar with their 1995 debut album will be able to hear. Certain bands have their own unique tones and The Rentals are certainly one of them. Yet while their vintage sound features prominently, the song also sounds fresh and modern. It’s fantastic.
I might also point out that this song is better than anything Weezer have done in years, in my opinion. The album can’t come soon enough!