Songs about ennui, skateboarding, prom, hating your job at Burger King and why love totally rules (and totally sucks) come from a group assuredly not made up of actual teens. (Vocalist/guitarist Kody Templeman's old outfit The Lillingtons kicked around during the late '90s.)
That being said, what does age matter when the music is this effective? Bottlerocket pours gallons of sweat and palpable enthusiasm into its live shows and their discography's tightness testifies to their songwriting chops. Teenage Bottlerocket won't ever truly change its sound or subculture, but as long as they continually add a few surprises and heartfelt moments to their current recipe, their goulash will remain awfully filling.
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