By Joshua Wallace
The Bottle Rockets have been around for 26 years and you could say they’re the fathers of roots rock and the heartland rock sound. I particularly enjoyed their track “1000 Dollar Car” and this album has a similar feel to it. Bit Logic is the follow up to 2015’s South Broadway Athletic Club so let’s dig into it.
The first single from the record is the title track called “Bit Logic”. This is a rockin’ track that finds the band trying to cope with today’s ever changing world and the new technology that comes with it. Another favorite is “Highway 70 Blues” which is a fun track about getting stuck on the interstate. It’s a rut we’ve all been in from time to time and now we have a tune to blast to everyone on the interstate parking lot when we’re feeling those highway 70 blues. Another favorite is “Bad Time To Be An Outlaw”. This cut laments on the current state of things for outlaws in country music but praises those that keep on doing what they’re doing even in the rough times.
Another favorite track from the album is “Way Down South”. This is a road song but it’s a slower track about missing the ones you love on the road. I really dig the guitar solo on this one. Finally, “Doomsday Letter” features another slower groove on a track that bemoans all the doomsday prophets from ancient times to today.
Bit Logic continues a long tradition of great sounding records for Bottle Rockets. If you’re a fan of this band, the album won’t disappoint and it will make a nice addition to your record collection. Bit Logic is out everywhere on Bloodshot Records on October 12th, 2018.
Favorite Tracks : Bit Logic, Highway 70 Blues, Bad Time To Be An Outlaw, Way Down South, Doomsday Letter
Bottle Rockets – Bit Logic (2018)
- Bit Logic
- Highway 70 Blues
- Bad Time To Be An Outlaw
- Human Perfection
- Knotty Pine
- Way Down South
- Doomsday Letter
- Stovall’s Grave
- Silver Ring