The Bottle Rockets (from the album Bit Logic available on Bloodshot Records)
Installing a safe room at home is a good story for with a suspense plot. The reality of finding personal space is that if you find a comfort zone, hold on. On paper, the “Knotty Pine” that The Bottle Rockets sing about on Bit Logic, their latest release, feels a little cramped with a low ceiling and limited stretch out room though in the hands of frontman/songwriter Brian Henneman, the place he finds as his muse is paradise. On the track as well as the family of tunes on Bit Logic, the beauty of a Bottle Rockets tune is how the band packs so much into a three-four-minute sprint. Emotions, observations, hurdles, and pitfalls all form a line on the path out of the bumps and bruises of the story as the band backs their tales with a Country Rock’n’Roll soundtrack. Bit Logic offers a batch of audio friends with a satchel full of new adventures in the day-to-day life of the human condition.
Walls go up in the story of “Saxophone” as a visible line dissects yours and mine within the circle of a relationship while Bit Logic gives big love to vintage sounds, filling in the plus column with the glories of “Lo-Fi”, polishes “Silver Ring” to make it shine like gold in its words of love, and scratches tension into the lines of “Doomsday Letter” with a low rumble in the rhythm. Since their beginnings in 1992, The Bottle Rockets have curated a brand of punk rock attitude that demands equal rights in the form of a fair shake while putting a snarl in their Country and downhome in their rock’n’roll. Bit Logic gives a manifesto on modern living in the title track as The Bottle Rockets sing tour diaries as they put rubber on the road in “Highway 70 Blues”, mark the distance between home and stage in “Way Down South”, load in for a Missouri show in “Stovall’s Grove”, and reflect on career choices with “Bad Time to Be an Outlaw”.
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