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Formerly of Weezer and The Rentals. Matt Sharp's latest album is a haunting collection of atmospheric songs that has earned excellent reviews in the US.

Releases | Matt Sharp | Just Like Movie Stars

10 February 2005
Matt Sharp Reviews
Matt Sharp: 4/5: Uncut

New reviews by Mojo and Rocksound now online.

'Matt Sharp has produced a delicious 11-track journey for us to experience.' ... PixelSurgeon

'...Generation X-er growing up and discovering an enchanting new voice.' ... Rock Sound

'The songs evoke the essence of Niel, the Velvets and Dylan, yet stand alone in the well-developed regret stakes.' ... Uncut: 4/5

Read more Matt Sharp press here

28 January 2005
Split International Release Dates
Matt Sharp's Debut Album Release:

Matt Sharp's debut 13 track album will be released in the UK   EIRE on Monday 31st January 2005 in all good stores. The album will be released in a day later in France on February 1st 2005.

We confirm the release date for Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg and other territories very shortly.

The album will be available this week on the Split site at a discounted price of 9.99 on CD or 4.99 as a digital download.

14 January 2005
Matt Sharp European Distributors

Split Records are pleased to announce thatin addition to releasing the Matt Sharp album and 7" in UK & EIRE we will now also be releasing the album in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Press and distribution in France will be handled by Chronowax and in the Benelux territory by Suburban.

13 January 2005
Matt Sharp Limited Edition LP

PIAS Recordings GmbH in Hamburg and BOOMPA! Records in Vancouver are now distributing an altertnative LP of Matt Sharp's debut album in partnership with Split Records.

A limited edition of Matt Sharp's album is also available on vinyl from GlitterHouse Mailorder.

1 December 2004
Matt Sharp Subba-Cultcha Review

Considering that my knowledge of Weezer doesn't go much further than uber-single Buddy Holly, I had absolutely no idea of what to expect from Matt Sharp. Thankfully, the ex-Weezer bassist and front man of The Rentals, Sharp's self titled solo album is a quietly gorgeous affair. SC

The full review at _Subba-Cultcha*

27 November 2004
Matt Sharp NME Review
NME review of 'Just Like Movie Stars' special edition 7" vinyl

Ex-geekster pop star with Weezer, ex-punk-rap-electro-rocker with The Rentals, now Matt Sharp turns to the only genre besides skiffle he hasn't tried - nu-gaze! Sprinkled with glitch-glitter, it's easily the loveliest record ever made by anyone involved with 'Buddy Holly'. MB, NME

1 November 2004
Matt Sharp Competition
Matt Sharp will play an exclusive gig in at Redux, London, and you can be there...

There are two tickets up for grabs in our Matt Sharp competition. If you can make it to Spittlefields on November 11th, if you can answer one simple question, and if you're lucky we'll be seeing you there.

13 October 2004
Matt Sharp Single
Split are poised to release Matt Sharp's limited edtion 7" single. The official release date is November 25th.

Featuring tracks 'Just Like Movie Stars' and 'Before You Go', the single can be pre-ordered or bought online at Split Records.

28 September 2004
Split Records have signed Matt Sharp, formerly of Weezer and The Rentals

to the UK & Eire for a 1 album deal with the option of a second.

The album will be released in January '05 and will be preceded by a limited edition 7" single in November. Matt will break off from his world tour to perform a one off exclusive gig in Redux, Commercial Street, E1 on Thursday 11th November. More details will follow shortly.

Matt's album is a haunting collection of atmospheric songs that has earned excellent reviews in the US from college radios and magazines to Rolling Stone and Billboard magazine.

Split is also pleased to announce that they have secured 2 additional bonus tracks that aren't available on the US edition of the album. Matt is currently on the North American leg of his world tour. For more details see the artist section.

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