The debut full length from Pittsburgh Rockers Bottle Rat features 19 tracks of abrasive skate punk on squeaky clean white vinyl plus digital download.
"For any adult that grew up with the sounds of Lookout Records as the soundtrack during their days as a Chuck Taylor wearing brat, completely green to the game of life, the new record entitled All My Friends Are Animals by Pittsburgh, PA’s Bottle Rat will evoke those memories to your conscious. All My Friends Are Animals is their first proper release and in staying true to the punk ethos, the nineteen tracks clock in just above 20 minutes and the content which rounds out the record is defined in the cover itself, skateboarding, suds and self destruction!
All My Friends Are Animals is a catchy record that doesn’t change many directions throughout the playing time. Cuts off the LP such as “Problems”, “Parasites” and “Leave It Behind” are meant to be chanted at the bar in unison with band and patrons and “Rock n’ Roll Idiot”, “Officer Jones”, “5 AM Friends” & “It Was A Good Year” will eventually be the soundtrack to some kid’s arm being snapped in a skateboarding accident.
If you’re a fan of groups like The Queers and JFA, Bottle Rat will be your new speed."
- Matthew Hutchison, New Noise Magazine
"Pittsburgh's Bottle Rat have finally unleashed their debut LP, which is a punk rock party on a slab of white vinyl. Mean-spirited (in a good way) and drunk. Loose, and somewhat Ramones-y. The lyrics, especially, are brilliant. Some of my favorite lines are "I'm in
love with your pain and suffering. I love when things don't go your way", and "every day's a real good day to die, good times are just bad times in disguise" all sung to fun, upbeat music, with hooks to spare. Bottle Rat are that party punk band, that will steal your beer and your girlfriend, then laugh as they drunkenly skateboard away. Killer shit!!!"
- Punk Rick, Punk Rick's Video, Hamilton, ON