Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Teenage Bottlerocket to release 'Freak Out!' July 3 via Fat Wreck Chords

By Jason Duarte

Holy shit! It's been a few years since Teenage Bottlerocket's last full-length, 2009's They Came From the Shadows. On that record, TBR seemed to be moving in a more skate-punk/thrash-fueled direction. Judging by the title and song names of this new album, it looks like they're moving even futher in it.
Being a friend and fan of this band since 2005, I couldn't be more excited for this release. The dudes have come a long way in their 10 years of being a band and I can't wait to see what the future holds for Kody, Miggy, Brandon and Ray with this one. Here's something you may not know about this record: "Headbanger" was written by Kody and Brandon's previous band called Sack. Listen to it here. They've been throwing it into their live set for years now, so I'm stoked they're re-recording it as a TBR song.
As a matter of fact, they're shooting a video for it at Brandon's house in Ft. Collins tonight at 5 p.m. So show up if you're in the area dressed as a metalhead and be in the upcoming TBR video, dummy!
"Punk House of Horror" and "Mutilate Me" were released last year via Fat Wreck on the Mutilate Me 7''. I doubt the band would re-record them, but who knows. As far as I know, the rest of the tracks are brand new.
This is what bassist Miggy Chen has to say;
Friends! We are beyond excited to announce our new full length, Freak Out! The record comes out in July on Fat Wreck Chords and we can't wait for everyone to hear it! These songs are some of our favorites we've ever done. We recorded it at the Blasting Room with out longtime friend and engineer Andrew Berlin and we're stoked on how everything turned out. It's been over 10 years since Teenage Bottlerocket began and a lot of amazing things have happened since then. We are so grateful to everyone who has helped make our life so awesome and we hope you enjoy the record as much as we enjoyed making it!!"

Here's a studio update from drummer Brandon Carlisle, originally posted April 4:

Track listing:
1. Freak Out!
3. Cruising For Chicks
4. Necronomicon
5. Maverick
6. Done With Love
7. Punk House of Horror
8. Never Gonna Tell You
9. In the Pit
10. Mutilate Me
11. Who Killed Sensei?
12. Radical
13. Summertime
14. Go With the Flow

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