Jersey indie rockers The Front Bottoms aren’t regressing, per se – they’re just moving literally backwards in the music video for their new single “Twin Sized Mattress.” Compiled from footage of the band on tour shot in glorious black and white, it plays each scene in reverse, from rocking the stage at night to loading up the van in the morning. At some points, the backwards-forwards thing is so subtle, it almost seems like the same motion – which raises all kinds of existential / philosophical questions I haven’t thought about since seeing Inception in theaters a few years back. “Twin Sized Mattress” comes from The Front Bottom’s new full-length, Talon of the Hawk, which gets released on Bar / None Records on May 21st. They headline World Cafe Live on July 11th; tickets and information can be found here. Check out the “Twin Sized Mattress” video below.
High energy indie rock singalongers The Front Bottoms will be returning to Philadelphia this summer in support of their forthcoming fourth LP Talon of the Hawk, which will be released on Bar None Records on May 21st. They play World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on Thursday, July 11th and tickets go on sale here next Thursday, April 4th, at 10 a.m. The Front Bottoms just performed at World Cafe Live in February opening for Bad Books; check out a review of the show here, and watch a video of the band playing “Mountain” below.
Fans got to the venue ere there and stayed late. California rockers Weatherbox opened the show, followed by eclectic indie group The Front Bottoms. Formerly a two-piece, they stormed the stage with their new full-band line-up, and had most of the crowd screaming along to hits like “The Beers,” “Flashlight” and “Swimming Pool” word for word.
The full-band approach freed explosive drummer Mat Uychich from vocal responsibilities, allowing him to wow locals with what he does best. The Jersey band also played a new song “Twin-sized Mattress,” which started out eerily but showed off the band’s new dynamic with prominent electric guitar licks and solos. Continue reading →
Former Wu-Tang Clan member GZA, or “Genius,” will be performing with Blayer Pointdujour & The Rockers Galore at the Trocadero tonight in anticipation of his upcoming album, Dark Matter. The record, which will be his seventh solo album, is scheduled for an undetermined release date this fall. GZA has also been busy with a deluxe re-release of his legendary 1995 album Liquid Swords, which he’ll be performing in its entirety. Philly openers Blayer Pointdujour and the Rockers Galore released their debut album, The Bull, in September; it can be streamed here. Tickets for the 8:30 show are available here. Below, watch GZA perform “Liquid Swords” with Wavves.
The second night of the Dave Matthews Band’s‘s residency is tonight at the Susquehanna Bank Center. After an incredible performance last night along with Brandi Carlile, tonight they do it again but with Head and the Heart opening.
The young New Jersey band The Front Bottoms recently stopped by the XPN2 studio for an acoustic set of songs from their self-titled debut album. Now you can stream the session whenever you like.
They have toured the area regularly, most recently playing an XPN Free at Noon Concert at World Cafe Live. We’ll hear the band play a selection of songs from their album, and Eric will talk with Brian and Matt about their long friendship and about the new wave of Jersey indie rock.
There’s no easy way to pin down The Front Bottoms‘ sound. Members Brian Sella (vocals, guitars) and Mathew Uychich (drums, bullhorn) describe themselves as “acoustic pop-punk,” and focus on making music that feels familiar, yet surprising. The result is a self-titled debut inspired in part by Joni Mitchell and Bruce Springsteen, and no doubt nurtured by Sella and Uychich’s long friendship. The two have known each other since they were kids, and have been making music together almost as long, forming The Front Bottoms officially in 2006.
The young duo’s smart, irreverent, self-titled debut strikes a deft balance between the comical and the emotional. Hear The Front Bottoms perform songs from the record at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
You can listen to the performance in its entirety here.