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Bottle Rocket - Demo (Cover Artwork)

Bottle Rocket

Bottle Rocket: DemoDemo (2005)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 4
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Contributed by: hollyHolly
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I saw this now defunct band open for Tsunami Bomb at The Downtown in Farmingdale, Long Island. I was impressed by their sounded and I thought it was a breath of fresh air to all the emo crowding the airwaves. The band is composed of 3 guys and one girl and everyone sings except the drummer, givi.
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I saw this now defunct band open for Tsunami Bomb at The Downtown in Farmingdale, Long Island. I was impressed by their sounded and I thought it was a breath of fresh air to all the emo crowding the airwaves.

The band is composed of 3 guys and one girl and everyone sings except the drummer, giving them a unique sound. The best genre to describe them as would be post-hardcore/pop-punk around the same sound as Latterman, which is no suprise since both bands are from the same area.

The first song, "I Wanna Watch the Grass Grow," is a great start to the album with catchy hooks and a great chorus with guitarists Terence and Brian sharing vocal duties.

The next song "The Light from Your Window," is very powerful and just as melodic as the last song, with Brian on vocals. Brian dedicated this song to his father during their set and it was very emotional.

"We're All Just Dust in the Wind, Dude" is probably the weakest track on the album. It flows into the last song but sounds too similar to make it really distinct. Again, Brian is on vocals.

"Let's Do This!" is the only song sung by the bassist, Clara, and is very catchy, especially the chorus which she harmonizes with Brian on.

The last song, "Tirly Weather," is definatly the best track on the demo, sung by Terence. The lyrics on the song are extremely mature for a 17-year-old and the use of a jangly guitar sound and a distorted sound give it a very unique sound.

It's a shame this band broke up. They had great potential and would have fit in nicely with bands like Latterman and Hot Water Music. If you email the band, you can get the demo for free and I suggest you do because it is amazing.

 

 
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SilentStorms (December 21, 2005)

Weak review. This isn't making me interested in the band - and that's assuming I should be interested, which I'm not.

Anonymous (December 19, 2005)

Guy below played that well.

-sirens

Anonymous (December 19, 2005)

I wish they made a gum that was flavored like Crass. I'd buy it.

-Will

cherrycolarain (December 19, 2005)

Tsunami Bomb kicks ass. I never heard this band before, I'll check em out. ( I mean they did open for Tsunami Bomb)

warningdevice (December 18, 2005)

dude... Teenage Bottlerock would fucking rule these pussies anyway. A mix of misconcepted pop punk and post hardcore = a pile of shit known as bottle rocket. To members of bottle rocket: change your nme before someone confuses you with a band that matters. I'm gonna quit while I'm ahead

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

teenage bottlerocket is way better than this band too.

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

The Bottle Rockets are way better than this band.

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

I like boys.

-Will

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

crappy review though.

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

I was SO SAD when this band broke up. I was supposed to put out a record for them, and they played an amazing show in my basement this past September. I'm surprised that this is on here.

lookmommyididit (December 18, 2005)

this band is great, sucks that they broke up

sirens (December 18, 2005)

My name is Will too, Will.

-Will

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

I need to start signing in more so people can't just imitate me! Hurting my good reputation.

-Will

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

You suck, Holly.

-Will

Anonymous (December 18, 2005)

Bottle rocket IS an awesome movie.

crossfiyaaa (December 18, 2005)

This band is really good.

"This is the place where we gruff gruff gruff..."

the_other_scott (December 18, 2005)

growing up i always wanted to start a band called bottle rocket

but then i turned 17 and then 20 and so on and i was over it

bottle rocke's an awesome movie though

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