fter a couple great records on Red Scare Industries, the boys in Teenage Bottlerocket finally signed to Fat in 2009, where they wasted no time melting faces with their Fat debut, They Came From the Shadows and the subsequent EP Mutilate Me. Known for their often bizarre subject matter, TBR have songs that tell Gene Simmons to go fuck himself, odes to skateboarding on old Zorlac decks and upbeat jams about murdering everyone at a Burger King and Freak Out! keeps the tradition alive with awesome tracks like “Who Killed Sensei” and “Cruising For Chicks.” There’s also a song called “Necrocomicon” on the album which has gotta be the first (and best) song ever written about the comic book of the dead. But shit, that’s neither here nor there, the point is, TBR went into the Blasting Room, where such little known acts as Rise Against and Gaslight Anthem have been known to record, and, under the watchful eye and ear of engineer Andrew Berlin, cranked out fourteen new barnburners that’ll have you laughing, dancing and counting to four really, really fast all summer long. When asked about the new tracks, vocalist and guitarist Ray Carlisle said: “People who are familiar with our band are not going to listen this and think ‘They’ve really gone a new direction with this.’ We’ve always stuck with the same style of tunes…There’s always a few “off the beaten path” type songs. Overall, this record is us taking what we’ve always done, and adding in some tricks we’ve learned over the years.” You heard it right from the horse’s mouth, folks. It’s the same TBR that you know and love, with a little bit of spice thrown in to keep it new without getting too out there. No surprise for a band with a track record of consistently besting their last release for over ten years now.
Teenage Bottlerocket Western Canadian dates with Pennywise :
Apr 30 The Commodore Ballroom -Vancouver
May 02 Union Hall – Edmonton
May 03 Macewan Hall Ballroom – Calgary
May 04 Louis’ Pub – Saskatoon
May 05 Garrick Events Theatre – Winnipeg
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