Published Nov 22, 20094. Teenage Bottlerocket They Came From The Shadows (Fat Wreck)
Straight-ahead pop punk from Laramie, Wyoming that's laden with snotty vocal harmonies, eighth notes spastically pounded on the drums and down stroke guitar that heavily shows influence from the Ramones and Screeching Weasel. The band's fourth full-length release is a product of pure insubordination meets boredom with playful degenerate anthems like "Skate or Die," "Call in Sick" and "Without You." The songs are executed swiftly with infectious melodies while still keeping it simple and concise. They Came from the Shadows is relentless punk rock tomfoolery that brings on the kind of rush that only petty vandalism can match.