We haven’t been down there since 2011. We love it there. We miss it. We’re stoked as fuck to announce we’re finally coming back! See you in September/October!!
Friends! We are so excited to announce our new record, Stealing the Covers, out July 14th on Fat Wreck Chords!! Head to Fat Wreck for a video, interview and the full scoop on the record! STOKED!
Friends we are SO stoked to announce our return to Fat Wreck! Check out their statement, our statement, and get ready to party!
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!
It’s been one year since we had to say goodbye to our brother, best friend and drummer Brandon Carlisle. The outpouring of love from all over the world has been nothing short of incredible. It means a lot to know what a positive impact he had on so many people. Brandon loved playing music and making friends more than anything in life, and thanks to all of you we can carry his spirit with us as we continue his work. We love you so much Brandon, and we miss you every day.
Friends, be kind to each other. Spend your days doing the things you love. Be sweet
Friends super stoked to announce more shows for this year. First up we have two shows coming up in our new drummers homeland of Alberta!
Come see us:
Friday September 16th Edmonton at the Starlite Room
Saturday September 17th Calgary at Dickens Pub!
Then after that we are hitting the road with the legendary Propagandhi for a handful of US shows! Check it out!
October 21st Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
October 22nd Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
October 23rd Dallas, TX Gas Monkey
October 24th San Antonio, TX Korova
See you guys soon! And Europe see you this December with Bones!
Our friends at Bifocal media are still offering the Brandon memorial tees. Here’s what they had to say about them: TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET drummer and all around great guy, Brandon Carlisle is in a coma. As an artist that has been working with TBR for the past 3 years I wanted to do something to try and help. With Brandon’s twin brother Ray’s blessing we are doing a benefit shirt to try and ease some of the debts that will arise from Brandon’s hospitalization. Anyone that knows Brandon knows what a rad, and excitable dude he is, and the thought of him in a hospital seems pretty unbelievable. If you feel like you wanna help in some way, maybe grab a shirt to help and show your love for one of the finest punk drummers. Hang in their buddy, we love you. My royalties for this shirt will be donated to the band. -Chris Shary Brandon passed away shortly after this shirt became available. Teenage Bottlerocket continues to receive 75% of all income from sales of this shirt.
You can pick up a shirt here
Friends!! We are super stoked to announce we will once again be joining the Vans Warped Tour this summer! We will be doing the whole run alongside our dear friends Less Than Jake, Masked Intruder and the Interrupters!! Come hang out with us, spend some time outside, have some drinks, hang out with us at the merch table and celebrate life!! See you soon!
Friends! Since the sudden passing of our brother, best friend, drummer and founding member Brandon Carlisle there has been a lot of speculation as to whether or not TBR would go on. Brandon was one of a kind, an incredible drummer, a passionate punk rocker and one of the sweetest people you could ever hope to meet. We miss him every day. The outpouring of love and support from all over the world has been amazing and we know wherever Brandon is he knows how much he is loved, how much of an impact he had on so many.
The decision as to whether or not to continue playing as Teenage Bottlerocket has been a very heavy one for sure. We know we can never replace our brother, that there will always be a void in our lives without him. However it all came down to one deciding factor. We kept asking ourselves and each other: what would Brandon want us to do? And we all knew the answer immediately.
There’s no way Brandon would want us to throw in the towel, to let this band that he spent his life building just end. Fuck no. Brandon would want us to keep playing, always. The decision was made based on that, and so here we are. We’re still a band. We’re going to keep rocking and we’re going to do it with Brandon in our hearts.
And so we sat down and talked. Who could we bring in? Who could do Brandon justice? While we knew it couldn’t ever be the same, we also knew we were going to find the best fucking drummer we could. Someone who was on the same page as us, wanted to shred and could actually play the damn parts. And we found him. In Canada.
So without further ado, we’d like to introduce the world to our friend, and new drummer: Darren Chewka. Hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, Darren has played in probably every band that has ever come from that city, and then some. We met him as the drummer for Old Wives. And he fucking shreds. We flew him in for a weekend of practice and it all clicked immediately. Day one we were all in disbelief at how well he knew the songs and how solidly he played them. Day two we knew 110% we’d found our guy.
So friends, please join us as we welcome Darren Chewka to the Teenage Bottlerocket family. Check out this video of us practicing with the new lineup! We’re already talking about our next move, so stay tuned and see what happens next!
Love, Miguel, Ray, Kody and Teenage Bottlerocket
Brandon’s funeral will be held this Saturday, November 14th at 10:30 am. The service will be held at Timberline Church in Fort Collins Colorado. 2908 S Timberline Road This funeral is open to the public, all are welcome. You don’t have to dress up, you can come as you are Brandon would want it that way.
Following the funeral a procession lead by police escorts will drive Brandon’s body an hour north to Laramie Wyoming. We will bury Brandon at 2pm at the Green Hill Cemetery, again all are welcome to attend.
From 4-10pm we will be having a party to celebrate the life of our amazing friend and brother. This will take place at the Hilton Garden Ballroom in Laramie Wyoming. From 6-10pm we will have alcohol available, including 5 kegs, and there is also a full bar at the Hilton. Again, this is fully open to the public, all are invited and welcome to attend. We will have music, drinks and hor d’oeuvres. Let’s party together fro Brandon, share stories, laughs, hugs.
We are also working to put together a slideshow to have playing at the party, so please anyone who has any pictures of Brandon please email them over to our dear friend Johnny from For The Love of Punk. He is working to put the slideshow together and you can email him at [email protected] We are looking for any and all pictures you might have by Thursday night so he can get it all put together in time.
Anyone traveling in from out of town we suggest looking at hotels in Laramie since that’s where we will be partying all night. After the event at the Hilton I’m sure we will move the party downtown somewhere. Toby and Brendan will be there so you know it’s gonna be a rager.
Finally we still have the gofundme page up and running to help Brandon’s family out with his final expenses. If you feel inclined check that out at https://www.gofundme.com/c784qs38
The outpouring of love has been simply amazing. Teenage Bottlerocket was the biggest trending news story on Saturday, so for just a day Brandon finally got to be Bigger than Kiss. I know wherever he is he feels the love, we all do. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the support during this incerdeibly difficult time. We will see anyone who can make it out this Saturday.