They took a good eight years between recordings, and suddenly they are everywhere: Matt Sharp’s geek-rock troupe gave us a taste of the forthcoming Last Little Life EP, and now they pop on our radar within the same six-week stretch … though less consciously than last time. Proving their influence on the young Canadian post-punk scene, Sharp & Co.’s “Friends Of P” got the encore cover treatment from fellow friends of “P,” TPC and YSPWSD. It’s a tad slapdash, but then collaborative encore cover songs usually aren’t rehearsed to perfection.
The Rentals are so hott right now. Rentals.