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Teenage Bottlerocket video for ‘So Dumb’

Teenage Bottlerocket video for ‘So Dumb’
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Emeryville, CA – April 2023 – Teenage Bottlerocket has just exclusively premiered the lyric video for ‘So Dumb’.

This video coincides with the band’s new EP ‘So Dumb/So Stoked’ 4 song EP which is now available through Pirates Press Records. “I wrote ‘So Dumb’ because I was pretty frustrated with people’s inability to seek common ground and try to make things actually better,” says bassist Miguel Chen. Chen’s frustrations during the pandemic echoes the feelings of many others, and in true Teenage Bottlerocket fashion, they don’t pull any punches in their words. “No one really gives a shit / About the suffering of another / There’s no need to even bother / I quit” sings Kody Templeman. The song’s tongue-in-cheek lyrics pairs perfectly with the animation from Kaleb Kaiser, giving viewers a chance to digest the song where fans will catch themselves singing along before the song is even over. For Teenage Bottlerocket, this EP with Pirates Press Records is a long time coming and pairs them back up with an old friend. “We’ve been big fans for a long time, and as collectors ourselves we love everything the label does with vinyl variants. Added bonus it’s a nice chance to work with our old friend Chad again. Everyone on the PPR team has been so rad, we’re just… well, stoked!” exclaims Chen. Par for the course with injecting some humor into their works, the band enlisted the services of Jim Barnes to provide unique artwork for the EP. The band wanted to have the front and back covers—two front covers really—play off of each other and Jim really brought that idea to life, and to hilarious effect. Not everyone in Teenage Bottlerocket shared Chen’s experience during the pandemic. Guitarist/singer Kody Templeman penned ‘So Stoked’, an upbeat number written in appreciation of the positive stuff in life.

The full EP tracklisting is:

1. So Dumb
2. It Wasn’t Enough
3. So Stoked
4. Heart Attack

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Teenage Bottlerocket is set to play all across North America and Europe this year, with more dates to come.

Photo by: Jason Pendleton

Catch Teenage Bottlerocket live:

04/20/2023 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad

04/21/2023 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge

04/22/2023 – Los Angeles, CA – The Paramount

04/23/2023 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

04/25/2023 – Riverside, CA – The Concert Lounge

04/26/2023 – Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Trading Post

04/27/2023 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of the Hill

04/28/2023 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst

04/29/2023 – Fresno, CA – Fulton 55

05/27/2023 – Hatfield, UK – Slam Dunk Festival – South 2023

05/28/2023 – Leeds, UK – Slam Dunk Festival – North 2023

05/30/2023 – Tacoma, WA – Jazzbones

05/31/2023 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Rickshaw Theatre

06/01/2023 – Rossland, BC, Canada – The Flying Steamshovel

06/03/2023 – Fort McMurray, AB, Canada – Rock the Rails

06/04/2023 – Red Deer, AB, Canada – Bo’s Bar & Grill

06/06/2023 – Saskatoon, SK, Canada – The Roxy Saskatoon

06/07/2023 – Winnipeg, MB, Canada – Pyramid Cabaret

06/08/2023 – Fargo, ND – Fargo Brewing Company

06/09/2023 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze

06/10/2023 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room Lounge

06/28/2023 – Halifax, NS, Canada – The Seahorse Tavern

06/29/2023 – Fredericton, NB, Canada – Broken Record Bar & Music Room

06/30/2023 – Québec, QC, Canada – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles

07/01/2023 – Montréal, QC, Canada – Foufounes Électriques

07/04/2023 – Ottawa, ON, Canada – Beyond the Pale Brewing Company

07/05/2023 – Kingston, ON, Canada – Mansion

07/06/2023 – Barrie, ON, Canada – Queens Hometown Bar & Queens Nightclub

07/07/2023 – London, ON, Canada – Rum Runners

07/08/2023 – Toronto, ON, Canada – Horseshoe Tavern

07/21/2023 – 07/22/2023 – Selters (Taunus), Germany – See Pogo 2023

07/22/2023 – Glaubitz, Germany – BACK TO FUTURE / GLAUBITZ OPEN AIR 2023

07/23/2023 – Koog Aan De Zaan, Netherlands – Haltpop

07/23/2023 – Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands – Zwarte Cross 2023

07/24/2023 – Freiburg Im Breisgau, Germany – Cafe Atlantik

07/25/2023 – München, Germany – Free & Easy

07/26/2023 – Stuttgart, Germany – Goldmarks

07/27/2023 – Praha, Czech Republic – Club 007 – Strahov

07/28/2023 – Goldenstedt, Germany – Afdreiht & Buten

08/01/2023 – Belfast, UK – Voodoo

08/02/2023 – Dublin, Ireland – The Grand Social

08/03/2023 – 08/06/2023 – Blackpool, UK – Blackpool Rebellion Festival 2023

08/05/2023 – Duffel, Belgium – Brakrock Ecofest

08/06/2023 – Hamburg, Germany – Weltturbojugendtage

10/06/2023 – 10/07/2023 – Örebro, Sweden – Örebro Punk Fest 2023

10/08/2023 – 10/14/2023 – Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic – Destination Chaos 2023

Teenage Bottlerocket are:
Ray Carlisle – vocals/guitar
Kody Templeman – guitar/vocals
Darren Chewka – drums
Miguel Chen – bass

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