Featuring tracks like â€œIch bin Auslander und Spreche Nicht Gut Deutschâ€ and â€œIâ€™m the One Smoking Marijuana Motherfuckerâ€, itâ€™s safe to say that this short and ever so sweet EP hits home for me in more ways than one.
I took German for three years in high school so the EP title alone possess a rather a nostalgic lure for me and then letâ€™s just say that the second track is just awesome for obvious reasons. Then you have the last and third track, a rendition of the late Tony Slyâ€™s â€œVia Munichâ€ (another German reference) from The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute, which is just in its own right, episch (epic).
Clocking in at just under four minutes, this EP is a must grab for all you punky punks out there.
Hereâ€™s what Ray from TBR had this to say about the bandsâ€™ newest EP – American Deutsch Bag:
â€œOn Teenage Bottlerocketâ€™s last tour in Europe, we made friends with a dude in a Lethal Weapon 2 hat. We referred to him as a Deutsch bag. He was a good sport and found the insult endearing. Iâ€™ve always loved Germany. I took German in high school and we sang alot of songs. One of the songs was entitled â€œIch bin Auslander und Spreche Nicht Gut Deutschâ€. This is roughly translated â€œIâ€™m not from here and my German sucksâ€. We decided to make it a pop punk song. If I screw up any of the pronunciation itâ€™s because my German sucks, itâ€™s a pretty good excuse to fuck up the words. We also included a new song about smoking reefer and a song by our dear friend Tony Sly called â€œVia Munichâ€. We recorded the 7â€³ at the Blasting Room with Andrew Berlin. Everything seemed to fall into place. Guten tag.â€
So, good news is the guys are on tour, bad news, you have to wait until New Years Eve to see them in The States, seeing that itâ€™s a predominantly European tour with a dash of ‘Merica.
In the meantime, buy their newest EP – American Deutsch Bag HERE!
Catch TBR on tour:
10/29/13 Ybor City, FL – The Ritz (Main Stage) – PRE-FEST
11/01/13 Gainesville, FL – Florida Theater Of Gainesville – FEST 12
11/06/13 Berlin, Germany – O2 World
11/07/13 Brussels, Belgium – Forest National
11/08/13 Karlsruhe, Germany – Europahalle
11/09/13 Leipzig, Germany – Arena
11/11/13 Hamburg, Germany – O2 World
11/12/13 Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
11/13/13 Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
11/14/13 Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
11/16/13 – Hohenems, Austria – Eventcenter
11/17/13 Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
11/18/13 Graz, Austria – Stadthalle
11/20/13 Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle
11/21/13 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
11/23/13 Herning, Denmark – Boxen (sold out)
11/24/13 Copenhagen, Denmark – Forum (sold out)
11/25/13 Gothenburg, Sweden – Scandinavium
11/26/13 Stockholm, Sweden – Tele 2 Arena
11/28/13 Helsinki, Finland – Hartwell Arena
11/30/13 Oslo, Norway – Spectrum
12/01/13 Copenhagen, Denmark – Forum
12/31/13 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield