For those of us that first came to love The Rentals back in 1995 with the release of their debut album Return of The Rentals, their latest single "Forgotten Astronaut" will be a joy to hear. Matt Sharp has been going in a more pop/mainstream sound with his band in more recent years, and sure, "Forgotten Astronaut" is more smooth sounding than he sounded back in the 90's. But it's a return to the heavy bass and synth sound we haven't heard in a long while, which is what we first got into.
You can listen to "Forgotten Astronaut" below. Q36, the upcoming album from The Rentals, will be out June 2. You can pre-order the album via Bandcamp. For more on The Rentals, check out their website.