Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Teenage Bottlerocket - Mutilate Me 7"
Well, well, well, the pop punk icons of the 21st century of released a new 7" on time for Record Store Day. What does this mean for you, you might ask? It means awesome.
Teenage Bottlerocket are a ramonescore pop punk band who hail from bumfuck nowhere (see: Wyoming. (see: Lillingtons-land)). They're basically The Lillingtons under a new name and some lineup changes, because they play the same style, just slightly better. Except nothing will ever beat the song "War of the Worlds". Ever. This 7" means two brand new Teenage Bottlerocket jams, and one Bad Religion cover of a song that sounds just like every other Bad Religion song, but done better because it's done by gods of the pop punk genre. Suck it, Greg.
The first new song is the namesake for the album, "Mutilate Me". It's basically what you expect from Teenage Bottlerocket, which is catchy vocals, obvious pop punk counter melodies, beautifully simple guitar leads, woah-oh-ohs, and lyrics we all love to sing along to. "I want you to dominate me, (I want you to) violate me, (I want you to) then for what it's worth, (I want you to) pretend you hate me!"
Then after this there's another song that reminds me of their other hit "In The Basement". There's another song by them that sounds really similar, but I forget what it's called. I mean, more similar than usual. Either way, this song is called "Punk House of Horrors" and seems to be about a punk rock haunted house, which I think might be a real place they're talking about but I'm not really sure. This song is really just more of what you'd expect, but still more to love. Teenage Bottlerocket have an established style that they do not really stray from, and whether or not that's okay with you, it's okay with them. And it's okay with me, and that's what matters...to me.
I don't really like Bad Religion, and I don't really care for the cover. It's hard to make BR interesting for me, TB. It's not your fault, sorry. The rest of this 7" is really awesome and it's a nice little release for Record Store Day, and makes me really anxious for a new full length from these Wyoming heroes. So don't keep us waiting, dudes.
You can get this 7" from those fat wreckers.