Zoysia – the new CD from The Bottle Rockets

Their eighth album and second release on Bloodshot Records, Zoysia is
the latest sample of The Bottle Rockets’ tenaciousness. Produced by Jeff
Powell (Afghan Whigs, 16 Horsepower) at the legendary Ardent Studios in
Memphis (Al Green, Big Star) and captured largely in two or three
takes, Zoysia represents the city where it was recorded; honeydew sweet with
it’s own unique groove.

With Zoysia, the Bottle Rockets nail the scruffy romantic, dirty
fingernail rock of the Midwest and soak up the soulful vibes that ooze from
the historic walls of Ardent Studios, all the while channeling some
serious cascading Crazy Horse squall. Lyrically, the band’s underdog
outlook finds the optimism on the other side of the screen door. Add it all
up and what you get is something that’s all its own, something that is
pure Bottle Rockets.

Full of ambition and a palpable sense of renewed determination, Zoysia
leaps from the speakers and takes you on that long, strange trip. Like
the hardy, creeping grass after which it’s named, Zoysia takes hold and
won’t let go–its roots run deep and wide, reminding you why you fell
in love with the band in the first place.

Bottle Rockets on the Road:

Friday, June 9th in ST LOUIS @ Blueberry Hill
Saturday, June 10th in CHICAGO @ Beat Kitchen

SUMMER (all except NYC and Allston—it’s just the Rockets on those two)

Sunday, June 11th in DETROIT @ Magic Stick
Monday, June 12 in TORONTO @ Lee’s
Tuesday, June 13th in CLEVELAND @ Beachland Ballroom
Wednesday, June 14th in PITTSBURGH @ Club Café
Thursday, June 15th in HOBOKEN @ Maxwell’s
Friday, June 16th in NEW YORK  @ Mercury Lounge
Saturday, June 17th in  ALLSTON @ Harper’s Ferry
Sunday, June 18th in SELLERSVILLE PA @ Sellersville Theater
Monday and Tuesday, June 19th and 20th in ARLINGTON VA @ Iota
Wednesday, June 21st in ASHEVILLE NC @ Grey Eagle
Thursday, June 22nd in ATLANTA @ Smith’s Olde Bar
Friday, June 23rd in LEXINGTON @ The Dame
Saturday, June 24th in BIRMINGHAM @ The Nick
Sunday, June 25th in NASHVILLE @ Exit/In

Check out our website for more dates, including their July West Coast

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