Bud Bronson & the Good Timers Share '(Brave New) World Series,' Inspired By Singer's Late Father


"(Brave New) World Series" — premiering completely under from Denver punk group Bud Bronson & the Good Timers' upcoming sophomore album — does contain baseball's fall basic. But it's not about balls, strikes or which groups would possibly meet in just a few weeks' time.

In the tune, frontman Brian Beer writes and sings concerning the present state of the nation, and the world, and his concern of the long run coupled together with his sorrow that his father, who handed away final 12 months, isn't round to speak about it. "My dad just about spent his grownup life rejecting the seriousness and complexity of the world," Beer tells Billboard. "He was a die-hard New York Mets fan, and baseball was his fantasy world escape. So this tune is sort of an ode to that and to a world that appears to be getting smothered by exponentially altering expertise."

Among the inspirations for the monitor was Beer overhearing his father making an attempt to instruct Amazon's Alexa to vary music stations. "That simply felt so anachronistic and bizarre," Beer says. "To take into consideration the place he began in his life and the world he grew up in versus the world we're in now…I imply, you by no means need your dad to die, however it felt becoming he was going to go away this world and gained't need to face all of the issues I'm scared of."

Bud Bronson & the Good Timers' The Outfield and Outer Space, due out Oct. 12, echoes these critical considerations throughout its 10 tracks. Using sports activities terminology as metaphors in a number of songs, Beer acknowledges that the band's intent was to have interaction in "a stage of thoughtfulness — which I feel is on the primary album, however I don't know if it got here throughout. I feel all of the floor stage references to beer and partying and limitless, youthful indulgence may need obscured a bit extra of the deeper message." So he and his three bandmates dug in to verify there have been no such misunderstandings on the brand new songs.

"We're asking a number of large questions," explains Beer, who turns 30 final 12 months. "As I acquired older and entered a brand new decade of my life, the world simply felt a little bit smaller and extra closed off, and my prospects appeared extra restricted. I feel that's considerably inevitable as folks become older, however in fact politics and household developments influence you a little bit extra and make you have a look at the world a little bit tougher." And utilizing sports activities for instance the societal divide appeared simply as pure for Beer and firm.

"The us vs. them mentality…Politics in a number of methods is a spectator sport now, and also you root on your staff," Beer explains. "I’ve a good friend who tells me, 'We'll get 'em within the mid-terms!' There's this self-righteous indignation you get when your staff loses. Everybody's buying and selling wins and losses, and also you hope for progress however it looks as if that's sort of getting obscured by a winning-or-losing mentality."

The query now, in fact, is whether or not or not Bud Bronson's viewers will settle for the change. The Outfield and Outer Space nonetheless has loads of the punky fury and aggressive melodicism of its predecessor, however the lyrical discourse definitely tempers among the group's trademark ebullience.

"I don’t know how folks will react," Beer says. "I feel individuals who have perhaps a caricatured picture of us may not admire this that a lot. I do know I'm extremely happy with this album and I find it irresistible. I hope they admire the deeper dive into what we take into consideration, and our maturation course of. I feel a number of them could also be feeling the identical means, 'trigger they're getting older, too. We'll see."