Potato Rocket photo by Caption Photography
We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Potato Rocket’s new album Grown Ass Adults (listen below), which is scheduled to be released digitally on August 24th, with CD orders available the day after.
Grown Ass Adults was recorded & mixed by Stu McKillop at Rain City Recorders in August 2016, and mastered by Mass Giorgini at Sonic Iguana in December 2016.
The band commented on the album:
“This record is the result of 3 years of writing, playing, lineup changes, life changes, breakups, new jobs and bitter exes. We aim to be introspective and sarcastic, or maybe sarcastically introspective. Grown ass adults who should know better, or adolescents in disguise? You be the judge.”
After playing their first show in 2013, Potato Rocket quickly made themselves a fixture of the Calgary, AB bar scene. Simple 4 or 5 chord song structure, combined with lyrical themes which include feeling young while getting older might seem like a pop punk cliche. But they make an effort not to sound like anyone else, and as a result comparisons to other bands have been few and far between. Influences include Rancid, Screeching Weasel, The Ergs!, and several other bands that sound nothing like each other.
August 25 – Calgary, AB at Vern’s Bar
September 9 – Edmonton, AB at Bohemia