Do you like The Ramones? Do you like Blink 182? If you answered "yes" to either of those two questions, congratulations! You are two things.
1. You are not a complete moron.
2. You are, or are going to be, a Teenage Bottlerocket fan.
Teenage Bottlerocket is a straight ahead pop-punk band from the great state of Wyoming featuring Kody Templeman from the incredible pop-punk outfit The Lillingtons.
They Came From The Shadows, the fourth full length from Teenage Bottlerocket, introduces almost nothing new to the pop-punk world. However, the band manages to take this lack of novelty and turn it into a strength rather than a weakness. When you listen to this album you will have flashbacks to some of the heroes of the genre-- The Descendents, The Ramones, The Mr. T Experience, Screeching Weasel, etc. That said, They Came From The Shadows is one of the best pop-punk albums of 2009. This album comes at you full blast from the very first track, "Skate or Die" (which may be the best track on the album) and never slows down. When you step foot onto this ride, you do not get off until it is done. The hooks are as catchy as the common cold and the guitar solos as slick as the foot bridge in The Goonies. If you are looking for something to sing along with while you walk to work, look no further. This is your album.
Teenage Bottlerocket - Skate or Die
Well, I got an e-mail telling me to take this album down. Sorry! Buy it anyway, these guys rule!