Teenage Bottlerocket

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Teenage Bottlerocket
Origin Laramie, Wyoming, United States
Genres Punk rock, skate punk, pop punk
Years active 2001–
Labels Rise, Fat Wreck Chords, Red Scare, One Legged Pup, Adeline
Associated acts The Lillingtons, Homeless Wonders
Website teenagebottlerocket.com
Members Ray Carlisle
Kody Templeman
Miguel Chen
Past members Zach Doe
Joel Pattinson
Brandon Carlisle (deceased)

Teenage Bottlerocket is an American punk rock band formed in Laramie, Wyoming, United States, in 2001.

The band was formed by twin brothers Ray and Brandon Carlisle, following the dissolution of their previous band, Homeless Wonders, in 2000. Their music is heavily influenced by co-singer/guitarist Kody Templeman's other band, The Lillingtons, and punk rock acts such as Screeching Weasel, The Ramones, Bouncing Souls, and Misfits.

On November 7, 2015, drummer Brandon Carlisle passed away unexpectedly after a brief hospitalization.


Originally consisting of Ray (bass/vocals), Brandon (drums), and Zach Doe (guitar), the band released their debut EP A Bomb on a Laramie communal label, One Legged Pup, and distributed through Lost Cat Records, in 2002. Soon after, Doe left and went back to Chicago, leaving the twins without a guitarist until they found University of Wyoming Music Major Joel Pattinson. In 2003 they wrote and recorded their first full-length LP Another Way, also released on One Legged Pup. The release was vinyl only (the first 500 on pink vinyl), released on Halloween night 2003. The band continued to play and promote numerous local shows, even landing some opening spots in Laramie with All and The Ataris. The band was to embark on a short summer tour of the midwest in 2004. When Pattinson couldn't make the trip due to his obligations to the University Orchestra, the Carlisles called up their old friend Kody Templeman to play guitar on the tour. The tour went well, and they ended up playing some of the new songs that Kody had written. By the end of the tour, he was a permanent member of the band, although he has continued living in his hometown of Newcastle, 246 miles away from the rest of the band.

In late 2004 and early 2005 the band recorded their Red Scare debut full length, Total which contains dual vocals from Ray and Kody. After Total was released, the Groovie Ghoulies took notice of the band, and offered them a spot on their Space Station stage at the Vans Warped Tour. Soon after, the Ghoulies decided to drop Warped Tour, and embark with Bottlerocket, and The Teenage Harlets on the Teen Kicks Tour 2005.[1] They would go on to play shows with The Methadones, Chixdiggit, and The Mr. T Experience. In the winter of 2005/2006 they embarked on their European Vacation Tour with Lee Hartney playing third guitar.[2] In the summer of 2006, Bottlerocket embarked on another nationwide tour, this time with Fat Wreck Chords new wave act, the Epoxies.

On December 28, 2007, the band filmed their first music video, for the song In The Basement from the new album Warning Device out on Red Scare Records.

On February 10, 2009 Teenage Bottlerocket was signed to Fat Wreck Chords.[3] Their first album for the label, titled They Came from the Shadows,[4] was released on September 15, 2009.[5] They followed up the release with tours with NOFX, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes.

Two releases came in 2011. In March, Red Scare released their first album, Another Way, on CD for the first time in a deluxe edition with other previous vinyl-only tracks. In April, Fat Wreck Chords released an EP, Mutilate Me, their second release on Fat Wreck which includes a Bad Religion cover. In 2012, the band released their fifth studio album, Freak Out!, again on Fat Wreck Chords.[6] and in 2013 after a long euro tour with Danish metal band Volbeat, and Florida band Iced Earth they released a German themed ep named 'American Deutsch Bag'.

In June 2014, the band announced that they had signed with Rise Records. In 2015, they released Tales From Wyoming on Rise Records with two singles including "Haunted House" and "They Call Me Steve".[7]

On November 3, 2015, drummer Brandon Carlisle was found unresponsive in his Fort Collins home by his roommate. On November 7, the band's Twitter page confirmed he had died in his sleep the night before after being taken off life support. It is still unknown whether or not the band will continue without Carlisle as drummer. [8]




  • Ray Carlisle - vocals, guitar (previously bass)
  • Kody Templeman - vocals, guitar
  • Miguel Chen - bass


  • Zach Doe - guitar
  • Joel Pattinson - guitar
  • Brandon Carlisle - drums (deceased)



Live albums[edit]

  • Live in '06 (2007)



Compilations appearances[edit]

Music videos[edit]

  • "In the Basement" (2007)
  • "Skate or Die" (2009)
  • "Bigger Than Kiss" (2009)
  • "She's Not The One" (2011)
  • "Headbanger" (2012)
  • "Cruising for Chicks" (2012)
  • "Freak Out" (2013)
  • "Haunted House" (2015)
  • "They Call Me Steve" (2015)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Interviews: Teenage Bottlerocket". Punknews.org. 2005-10-15. Retrieved 2015-11-07. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Featured Content on Myspace". Blogs.myspace.com. Retrieved 2015-11-07. 
  4. ^ "Bands: Fat Wreck Chords". Fatwreck.com. Retrieved 2015-11-07. 
  5. ^ "Music: Teenage Bottlerocket: "Skate or Die"". Punknews.org. 2009-09-15. Retrieved 2015-11-07. 
  6. ^ "TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET Freak Out!! - News: Fat Wreck Chords". Fatwreck.com. Retrieved 2015-11-07. 
  7. ^ "Signs to Rise Records!". Teenage Bottlerocket. 2014-06-24. Retrieved 2015-11-07. 
  8. ^ "Teenage Bottlerocket (@teenbottlerock) | Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 2015-11-07. 

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