Via an Anonymous Source, Posted by Tours

Recently reunited alternative/punk/new wave outfit, The Rentals have announced the bulk of their upcoming summer tour. The band regrouped last October and will be hitting the studio later this year to record a new full length for relase in 2007.

The revitalized band includes original members Matt Sharp (ex-Weezer,) Rachel Haden (That Dog) along with new members Sara Radle (vocals/multi-inst), Ben Pringle (synth master), Lauren Chipman (viola/vocals) and Dan Joeright (drums).

A band that is often credited for opening the door for synth-punk bands like Motion City Soundtrack and Reggie and the Full Effect, The Rentals have remained dormant since shortly after their 1999 release, Seven More Minutes. At various times, it has featured members of The Decemberists, Weezer, The Special Goodness, and Saturday Night Live cast member, Maya Rudolph.

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