Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Front Bottoms to release new album and tour

 With still nearly two weeks before release date, the music world is already abuzz about TALON OF THE HAWK, the brand new album by THE FRONT BOTTOMS. Coming out on May 21, 2013 via Bar/None Records, the New Jersey-based band’s second effort been deemed“Most Anticipated Album of 2013” by numerous outlets including Alternative Press, Under the Gun Review, Absolutepunk, PropertyOfZack, PupFresh, The Underground Noise, Sound In The Signal, among dozens of others. Coinciding with the imminent release of their album, they have announced an eight-week tour, starting triumphantly with two back-to-back, sold-out shows at Hoboken’s Maxwell’s – the club where it all began.

Kicking off the countdown to its release, American Songwriter premiered “Twin Size Mattress,” the first song released off the album, saying it “expands the band’s approach while leaving their core ingredients — a poppy sense of melody, a comical delivery, a bleeding heart — intact… Looks like thisHawk is gonna have some serious claws” (http://tinyurl.com/TFB-AmerSong). The accompanying video racked up over 80,000 views in just 20 days. Bestowing the album with a stellar four star review, Alternative Press proclaimed, "The Front Bottoms will soundtrack your life until it's like you've never been without them." Not to be undone, BrooklynVegan made a huge splash last week with the premiere and free download of the new single, “Skeleton” calling it “one of the more power pop cuts from the album, and like the last single, its biggest strengths are in the conversational lyrics” (http://tinyurl.com/TFB-BV). Altpress.com is exclusively premiering the accompanying video to "Skeleton" today and can be viewed here: 

Talon of the Hawk 
It’s safe to say that The Front Bottoms’ unique brand of quirky alt-pop has kept the music world transfixed since their genesis a few years ago. Their self-titled debut still ranks as one of the most positively-reviewed albums of the last two years, garnering major attention from LA Times, NPR, MTV, Huffington Post, Filter, DRUM,Aquarian Weekly, AOL, etc., propelling the band to tour with Bad Books, Say Anything, Newfound Glory, among others. In their recent review, FakeWalls sums up exactly the appeal to the band’s music with, “This is the kind of record that the indie-punk scene needs right now. Hell, this is the kind of album that could touch anyone regardless of whatever music scene they claim.”

The Front Bottoms is Brian Sella (vocals/guitar), Mathew Uychich (drums), Tom Warren (bass), andCiaran O'Donnel (keys/trumpet/guitar). Talon of the Hawk will be released on Bar/None Records on May 21, 2013. 

May 31st Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's
June 1st Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's
June 2nd Washington, DC Black Cat
June 4th Norfolk, VA Jewish Mother Backstage
June 5th Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
June 6th Jacksonville, FL Roc Bar
June 7th Orlando, FL Will's Pub
June 8th Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, GA
June 10th Houston, TX Fitzgerald's
June 11th Austin, TX Mohawk
June 13th Phoenix, AZ The Rhythm Room
June 14th San Diego, CA House of Blues
June 15th Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
June 16th San Francisco, CA Brick and Mortar Music Hall
June 18th Portland, OR Backspace
June 19th Seattle, WA The Vera Project
June 21st Salt Lake City, UT The Shred Shed
June 22nd Denver, CO Marquis Theater
June 23rd Lawrence, KS Jackpot Music Hall
June 24th St. Louis, MO The Firebird
June 26th Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
June 27th Chicago, IL Subterranean
June 28th Pontiac, MI Pike Room
June 29th Akron, OH Musica
June 30th Pittsburgh, PA The Smiling Moose
July 1st Buffalo, NY The Waiting Room
July 2nd Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
July 10th Hamden, CT The Space
July 12th New York, NY Webster Hall
July 13th Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
Jul 18th Baltimore, MD Ottobar 
Jul 19th Blacksburg, VA I Got Brains Fest @ 130 Jackson 
Jul 20th Lakewood, NJ Jersey Shore Music Fest
Jul 21st Greensboro, NC SOS Fest @ Blind Tiger 
Jul 23rd Skully's Columbus, OH
Jul 24th Southgate House Newport, KY
Jul 25th Hoosier Dome Indianapolis, IN
Jul 26th Nashville, TN The End 
Jul 27th Macon, GA Bragg Jam @ The 567 Center 
Jul 28th Wilmington, NC Soapbox Laundrolounge 
Jul 29th Richmond, VA The Camel

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