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His bass playing was Weezer’s heart, and his falsetto their soul. A founding member and co-songwriter of multi-platinum band Weezer, and mastermind behind MTV "Buzzclip Act" The Rentals, Matt Sharp’s contributions to pop will not be forgotten. With the release of his debut EP, "Puckett’s Versus the Country Boy" (also available through BDC), a new chapter in his life began. And, with the release of his self-titled full-length, the chapter is beginning to unfold. Sharp has left the pop life behind - this time preferring to create a spiritual tone of lap steel, piano, and acoustic guitars that echo around the private words that read like a diary. With the help of former Cake guitarist Greg Brown and Rentals touring member Josh Hagar, Matt Sharp’s tone is set with ghostly sounds that lay under sparce arrangements, giving the music its contemplative and almost haunting mood. Brown’s guitar brings to the record a rustic, melodic sense with an authentic American voice. Coinciding with Geffen’s release of Weezer's deluxe "Blue Album" CD and DVD collection, an album that Sharp plays a pivotal role in, Matt Sharp is sure to impress.

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