In House #1636: The Bottle Rockets' Zoysia; New Cracker, Dave Alvin
The Bottle Rockets released their first album in three years, and eighth overall, just yesterday, entitled Zoysia (apparently named after a strain of grass, hardy and creeping). The new batch of songs find the Bottle Rockets' own hardy and creeping strain as potent as ever, and rumors of a softening with age were clearly premature. Songs like "Middle Man," and the epic, album-closing title track not only deliver the musical goods that made the band Missouri's Crazy Horse, but display the lyrical spirit that has always identified the band as the quintissential midwestern-U.S., workingman's act. Zoysia is the second release for the band on Chicago's Bloodshot records label.
In House #1636.
Focus: New release out this week from the Bottle Rockets, Zoysia, plus new music from Cracker, Dave Alvin and more.
Bottle Rockets: "Mountain to Climb" (MP3)
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