The Leases are again they usually’re able to blast off.
Former Weezer bassist Matt Sharp has rounded up an all-star crew of rockers for his newest tune beneath the banner of the group he debuted in 1995. At the moment, The Leases appeared as a Weezer aspect venture in between the “Buddy Holly” songsters’ poppy 1994 “Blue Album” and 1996’s abrasive Pinkerton.
However by the point Sharp and Weezer parted methods in 1998, The Leases had turn into the musician’s most important artistic outlet. The next yr, The Leases launched their second album Seven Extra Minutes. That effort featured collaborations with Britpop icons reminiscent of Blur‘s Damon Albarn and Elastica’s Donna Matthews.
Twenty years later, Sharp remains to be working with huge names on the subject of recording companions. The Leases’ “Teen Beat Cosmonaut,” launched Tuesday (Feb. 25), options The Killers‘ Ronnie Vannucci on drums and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ Nick Zinner on electrical guitar. Hearken to it down towards the underside of this put up.
Not solely that, however “Teen Beat Cosmonaut” was combined by Dave Fridmann, the acclaimed producer and engineer who’s labored with the likes of The Flaming Lips, Interpol and plenty of others. In fact, Sharp himself takes the lead within the space-themed tune, performing lead vocals, acoustic guitar and synthesizer.
Is the tune a religious sequel to Songs From the Black Gap, the aborted Weezer album shelved in favor of Pinkerton within the mid-’90s? That is exhausting to say. What is obvious is that it is The Leases’ first new music for the reason that launch of associated singles “Spaceships” (2019) and “Elon Musk Is Making Me Unhappy” (2017).
Additional, “Teen Beat Cosmonaut” will probably be included on The Leases’ upcoming album, Q36, out June 2.
The Leases, “Teen Beat Cosmonaut” (Official Lyric Video)
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