Get ready to FREAK OUT, because Teenage Bottlerocket have returned to the FAT fold!!! We couldn’t be more excited to share this news with you, because we’ve missed them terribly. Their infectious energy and positive vibes are hard to duplicate. Now, let’s get to the super fun stuff, their plans for 2017, which include a brand new album and touring. Read what guitarist/vocalist, Ray Bottlerocket had to say about their upcoming year, which is sure to be massive:
Fat Mike once told me, “Teenage Bottlerocket will always be a Fat band.” Guess what? Our new record, that we begin recording at the Blasting Room on March 5th, will be released on Fat Wreck Chords sometime this summer! We have always had a tight relationship with Fat and we are looking forward to working with them again. 2017 is going to be a busy year for TBR; we hit the road with Mr. T Experience in early April for a stint in California and Arizona. We are also shredding a one off at Reggie’s in Chicago, one of our favorite cities to play rock music. Personally, I’m looking forward to the March 31st show in Denver which is Brandon and I’s birthday. Playing a hometown show in Laramie, Wyoming on the 1st of April, that’s no joke! We’re heading back to Japan for the first time since 2009. I know I’m leaving out some shows so stay tuned for more tour announcements. Fully stoked! Stoked for the sick sesh!
Today, listen to the first single off the upcoming CJ Ramone full-length, American Beauty. “Moral to the Story” is streaming in two places. Germany: Laut.de has you covered. Everyone else: head over to Brooklynvegan. American Beauty is CJ’s third solo album and was recorded with the stellar backing band of Steve Soto (Adolescents), Dan Root (Adolescents), and Pete Sosa (Street Dogs). Out March 17th, the 12-song effort percolates with the spirit of ‘76 and a sound and style true to the Ramones. Check out CJ’s upcoming tour dates, with many more to be announced shortly. Then, read what the man himself had to say about the song:
“I started to write this song as a tribute to friends I’ve lost over the years. Instead, it turned into a lesson on dealing with loss and the fact that they aren’t really gone as long as I remember them and keep their memories alive.”
We all need some cheering up today, AMIRITE?!? Luckily, we have a brand new song from our favorite highlanders – The Real McKenzies – to boost our collective spirits. Head over to New Noise to listen to a boot-stomping, rousing anthem called “Due West,” culled from their fantastic new record, Two Devils Will Talk. Don’t miss these gadabouts as they have a slew of tour dates booked across North America and Europe. The album drops on March 3rd and is available for pre-order today!
Canada: Stomp Records for CD & Digital, Fat Webstore for Vinyl
Australia/New Zealand: Fat Webstore hosted by Artist First for Vinyl
Europe: Fat Webstore hosted by Kingsroad for Vinyl
USA & everywhere else: Fat webstore for CD, Vinyl & Digital
We’re ecstatic to announce the premiere of the second single from The Bombpops’ debut full-length, Fear of Missing Out. The track is called “Jerk” and you can find it over at Alternative Press. This song is probably not what you’re expecting from The Bombpops: “With ‘Jerk’ we really wanted to channel a sleazy, grungy, ‘90s feel… plus it’s basically a song about being a dick, which we think everyone can relate to on one level or another,” says the band. Fear of Missing Out drops February 10th and is available for pre-order today! Check their upcoming tour dates.
American Beauty is CJ Ramone’s third solo album and was recorded with the stellar backing band of Steve Soto (Adolescents), Dan Root (Adolescents), and Pete Sosa (Street Dogs). Out March 17th, the 12-song effort crackles with the spirit of ’76 and a sound and style true to the Ramones. CJ and his band have been on the road a lot since we released his last album, Last Chance to Dance, in 2014. Playing shows with the new generation of bands hasn’t been lost on CJ. He lent backing vocals to a track on the last Night Birds album, and now, on his own record, gets contributions from Big Eyes frontwoman Kate Eldridge and the horn section of Mariachi El Bronx! We’ll be premiering a brand new song shortly, so stay tuned! And now, a word from the man himself, CJ Ramone:
American Beauty is the record I’ve been working towards since I started putting out records as CJ Ramone. My songwriting has definitely grown up some, but the raw energy is still there. Steve Soto, Dan Root, and Pete Sosa helped me drive every track home in a way that only veterans of the business can do, with engineer/co-producer Paul Miner throwing gas on the fire every step of the way. I don’t think I could have made this record any better. 2017 is set to be my busiest year yet, starting with a coast to coast US/Canada tour, followed up by an extended trip to Europe this summer. Fall and Winter we’ll be spending in South America and we are working on a trip to Japan and, fingers crossed, Australia. It’s going to be a good year. Hope to see y’all on the big road.
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