The Rentals announce first new material in eight years

'The Last Little Life EP' is out in August

The Rentals have announced the release of a brand new EP, set to be released in August.

‘The Last Little Life EP’ includes three new songs ‘Last Romantic Day’, ‘Little Bit Of You In Everything’, and ‘Life Without A Brain’ and was mixed by the producer / engineer Joe Chiccarelli who previously worked with The Shins and The White Stripes. A fourth song on the EP is a reworking of their track ‘Sweetness And Tenderness’.

Meanwhile the band are working on a brand new album which is expected to be released early next year.

As previously reported here, the band are gearing up for a 44-date tour of the US kicking off at the end of June. They will launch a daily video blog from the road, the rehearsals, the studio, the tour bus, backstage and on stage

The blog will allow the band to share their day-to-day activities with fans directly from their camera phones to their newly created customized ‘Rentals ’YouTube Channel’ the band’s Myspace page and their official website.

The dates are:

Bakersfield, CA The Dome (June 26)

San Louis Obispo, CA Downtown Brew (27)

Fresno, CA The Belmont (28)

Reno, NV Club Underground (29)

Las Vegas, NV – Art Bar (30)

Los Angeles, CA Spaceland (July 7,14, 21, 28)

San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall (August 1)

Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre (2)

Seattle, WA Neumos (4)

Spokane, WA The Big Easy (5)

Boise, ID The Big Easy (7)

Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound (8)

Englewood (Boulder), CO Gothic Theatre (9)

Omaha, NE Slowdown (10)

Minneapolis, MN First Avenue (11)

Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater (12)

Chicago, IL Metro (14)

Sauget, IL Pop’s (15)

Cleveland, OH House of Blues (16)

Covington, KY Madison Theatre (17)

Detroit, MI The Majestic Theatre (18)

Columbus OH Newport Music Hall (19)

Millvale, PA Mr Smalls Theatre (21)

Baltimore, MD Sonar (22)

New York ,NY Nokia Theater (23)

Cambrige, MA Middle East (24)

Philadelphia, PA TOA (25)

Washington, DC 9:30 Club (26)

Winston Salem, NC Ziggy’s (28)

Ashville, NC The Orange Peel (29)

Charlotte, NC Amos Southend (30)

Nashville, TN City Hall (31)

Atlanta, GE Masquerade (September 1)

Jacksonville, FL Free Bird Live (2)

Lake Buenevista/Orlando, FL House Of Blues (4)

Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution (5)

Saint Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing (6)

Tallahassee, FL Beta Bar (7)

New Orleans, LA House of Blues (8)

Houston, TX Warehouse Live (9)

Dallas, TX House of Blues (10)

Austin TX Emo’s (12)

San Antonio, TX The White Rabbit (14)

EL Paso, TX Club 101 (15)

Flagstaff, AZ The Orpheum (16)

Anaheim, CA House of Blues (18)

Vegas, NV TBA (19)

San Diego, CA House of Blues (20)

–By our New York staff.

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