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Teenage Bottlerocket announce four east coast shows starting September 7th

Teenage Bottlerocket have announced four East Coast dates starting tomorrow, September 7th. They’ll be playing with OC45 and MakeWar. Later this month, Teenage Bottlerocket will be heading on tour in Australia.

Check out the East Coast dates below!



Album Review: Teenage Bottlerocket – “Stealing the Covers”

Back in March, the punk world was all atwitter with the news that everyone’s favorite Ramones-influenced unpretentious popular indie punk band from Wyoming was back in the studio. Then, when Teenage Bottlerocket announced a couple of weeks later that the new album would not contain any new original music but would instead be a cover album, Facebook was littered with disappointment.

Apparently the idea behind Stealing the Covers had been kicked around by the band for at least 10 years and it may even have been late drummer Brandon Carlisle’s idea (reports vary). If that’s the case, then the fact that the first full-length Teenage Bottlerocket album recorded in Brandon’s wake is filled with covers of obscure songs by unknown bands, makes this album an entirely appropriate tribute to co-frontman Ray’s fallen twin.

A drummer change in the lineup can potentially change a band’s sound more than any other position excepting the singer (see blink-182’s transition from Scott to Travis and the Bouncing Souls’ Shal to Michael). But then album opener “The Way I Know” functions similarly to previous album openers “Freak Out” and “In My Head” – no instrumental introductions found here. And that’s the remarkable things about Stealing the Covers: for an album of cover songs with a brand new drummer it really does sound just like another Teenage Bottlerocket album, even early Teenage Bottlerocket – both the opener and the second track, “Back and Forth”, would not have been out of place on Total (2005).

And then the haters be hating: They’re just another Ramones ripoff and Screeching Weasel wannabes; They’re getting slower and slower, mellowing out at least 10% for Tales From Wyoming (2015); They’re old now and should change their name to Middle-Aged Bottlerocket; They write the same song over and over; They record the same album over and over.

But it’s a good song they keep re-writing, and it’s a good album they keep re-recording.

And the familiar TBR sound continues with “College Town” and “Don’t Go.” Really, it isn’t until the new-age synthesizer at the opening of “Robocop is a Halfbreed Sellout” (by short-lived Laramie, WY-based Sprocket Nova) that the listener might scratch his head, raise an eyebrow, and wonder “what the hell?” but even then the song rocks out in typical TBR fashion, and by the time the synthesizer reappears before the final refrain it no longer seems out of place considering the eighties-themed lyrics.

Most of the songs on Stealing the Covers seem to have been selected because someone in the band thought it was funny. We’ve got the 35-second instant classic “Shit Fuck God Damn”, originally by a band called Artimus Maximus which, we learn from the extensive liner notes, first appeared on a four-minute EP with “a good 6 or 7 songs”. Then the band is “riding my rocket ship to the gay parade”, written by another no-namer, The Gullibles, whose members were in junior high at the time and broke up before graduation. “Hat Nerd”, from The Four Eyes, is one of the dumbest songs ever written, according to Kody.

The album closes with a contribution from The Punchlines, a song (named after a punchline) called “Why the Big Pause”. Or maybe “Paws”.  A really long pause separates the first and second halves of the song, but the lyrics are about a bear with big paws. Y’all’ve heard the joke before. And maybe the real punchline is that Teenage Bottlerocket has managed to make an album of cover songs sound just like one of their regular records. The fact that hardly anyone has heard of any of these bands before, let alone any of the songs, is at least a pretty original idea. Don’t be turned off because someone else wrote the songs. Stealing the Covers sure sounds like Teenage Bottlerocket to me.

4.5/5 Stars



Teenage Bottlerocket streaming new covers album and 7″

Wyoming pop-punks Teenage Bottlerocket have made their new covers album and 7″ available to stream. You can listen to Stealing the Covers and Goin’ Back to Wyo below.

Both releases came out on July 14th through Fat Wreck Chords. The band will be touring Europe, Australia, and Hawaii in the coming months.



OC45 announces 2017 summer tour dates

Boston punks OC45 will be touring the U.S. and Canada in August and September, and you can find all the dates and places in the tour poster below.

We already told you about OC45’s September dates with Teenage Bottlerocket and MakeWar, but before that, they will hit venues through the Midwest and Pacific Northwest, including a few dates with Seattle’s Burn Burn Burn.

OC45’s most recent release was this year’s Happy Accidents, which came out in January.  You can find their discography here.



Teenage Bottlerocket add European, Australian & Hawaiian dates to tour

Wyoming pop-punks Teenage Bottlerocket have added a ton of dates to their 2017 tour itinerary. In addition to their previously announced east coast shows with OC45, the band will also be touring Europe, Australia, and Hawaii in the coming months.

See if they’re stopping in a town near you by checking out the tour dates below.

Teenage Bottlerocket will be releasing a covers album, fittingly titled Stealing the Covers, on July 14th through Fat Wreck Chords. They’ll be putting out a new 7″ on that date as well.



Teenage Bottlerocket release video for cover “Why the Big Pause”

Wyoming native pop punks Teenage Bottlerocket have just released a brand spanking new video for their cover of The Punchlines “Why the Big Pause.”

The track will be on their anticipated album “Stealing the Covers” which will hit the streets on July 14th via Fat Wreck Chords. 

Check it out below.



Teenage Bottlerocket announce fall dates with OC45

Teenage Bottlerocket have announced a run of east coast tour dates this fall, with Boston punks OC45 providing support. Check out the dates after the jump.



Teenage Bottlerocket announce new 7″

Wyoming pop-punks Teenage Bottlerocket have announced a new 7″ to coincide with their covers album. It’s called Goin’ Back to Wyo, and it features two brand new, original TBR songs.

Like Stealing the Covers, the 7″ will release on July 14th through Fat Wreck Chords. Pre-orders for both releases went up today and are available here and here, respectively.



Teenage Bottlerocket premiere track from upcoming covers album

Wyoming pop-punks Teenage Bottlerocket are streaming a track from their upcoming album Stealing the Covers. It’s a cover of fellow Laramie, WY band Sprocket Nova’s song “Robocop is a Halfbreed Sellout”. Check it out below.

Stealing the Covers is set to release on July 14th through Fat Wreck Chords. TBR last released Tales from Wyoming in 2015 on Rise Records.



Face To Face, The Vandals & more playing Punk Rock Bowling Denver

Punk Rock Bowling organizers have announced the annual punk festival will be returning to Denver in 2017. Bands featured in the first lineup announcement include Face To Face, The Vandals, Lawrence Arms, Street Dogs, and Teenage Bottlerocket, among others.

The 2017 edition of PRB Denver is set to take place June 2nd and 3rd at Summit Music Hall and Marquis Theater. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 14th. Head over here for more info.



Teenage Bottlerocket announce new covers album “Stealing the Covers”

Wyoming pop-punks Teenage Bottlerocket have announced they will be releasing a new covers album titled Stealing the Covers on July 14th through Fat Wreck Chords.

Instead of taking the typical approach to a covers record and covering classics by bands like Bad Religion, TBR decided to put their spin on tracks by lesser-known bands like The Mugwumps, The Scutches, and Varsity Weirdos.

Watch the band’s announcement below for more info.

Teenage Bottlerocket last released Tales from Wyoming in 2015 on Rise Records.



Teenage Bottlerocket recording new album

According to a recent post on their Instagram page, Wyoming pop-punk veterans Teenage Bottlerocket have returned to the Blasting Room and are recording a new album. All we currently know about the record is that it’s slated to release this summer through Fat Wreck Chords.

Teenage Bottlerocket last released Tales from Wyoming in 2015 on Rise Records. We’ll keep you posted as more details on the band’s new album come to light.



Video: The Mr. T Experience perform “She’s Not A Flower” live

The Mr. T Experience stopped by The Rock Room recently to play a few songs. Check out the video from their performance of “She’s Not A Flower” below.

The band also recently announced a short co-headlining tour with Teenage Bottlerocket. Check out the dates/locations for that below the video.

The Mr. T Experience last released a rarities collection, MTX Shards Volume 1, in late 2016.



RTTB Records release tribute to Brandon Carlisle and Teenage Bottlerocket

European based “Ramones-core” label RTTB Records have released a tribute album for the late Brandon Carlisle and Teenage Bottlerocket.

The album features 61 tracks by almost as many bands, and you can give it a listen below.



Ray Carlisle (Teenage Bottlerocket) performs acoustic version of “They Call Me Steve”

Teenage Bottlerocket recently stopped by the Ratio Beerworks taproom in Denver, and singer/guitarist Ray Carlisle was kind enough to share a great drinking story about his late twin brother, Brandon. Ray also played an acoustic set, including the TBR song, “They Call Me Steve.” Watch the video below.

Teenage Bottlerocket last released their album, Tales From Wyoming, in March 2015 via Rise Records. Ray, under the moniker Ray Rocket, released his debut solo album Do You Wanna Go To Tijuana? back in April, also through Rise Records.