Brian Sella is a notoriously sweet guy. So sweet, in fact, that he doesn’t even correct me when I refer to his band’s new single as “Raindrops” rather than its correct title, “Raining.” When I ask him if he still gets nervous playing shows, he replies, “Oh, totally!” When I inform him that I’ve been doing interviews for three years now, but that I was still nervous to speak with him, he laughs.
“Oh, don’t worry about it! You’re a professional. That’s what you’ve gotta tell yourself.”
In the context of The Front Bottoms’ discography, Going Grey reflects Sella’s current “vibe,” a word he uses frequently in our conversation. As he’ll tell me, the band learned that an “anything goes” attitude in the studio can result in plenty of band and fan favorites. In this way, Going Grey is an expansion of the polished-yet-experimental sound of their 2015 powerhouse, Back on Top. It continues to analyze topics such as mortality, relationships and getting older – oftentimes within the same three-minute pop song.
The Front Bottoms have released a video for “Vacation Town.”
The Front Bottoms’ new album, Going Grey, is now up for pre-order on their website.
The Front Bottoms will release their new album, Going Grey, on October 13th. Today they’ve debuted a video for “Raining” and announced some new tour dates.
The Front Bottoms have released their new song “Get Numb” on Bandcamp. There’s also a limited edition shirt for sale with all proceeds going to Make the Road New Jersey.
The Front Bottoms will premiere their special, The Front Bottoms Live in London, on October 1st at 9:00pm ET on MTV Live. A teaser can be found on YouTube.
The Front Bottoms have announced pre-orders for their Needy When I’m Needy 7″. It’ll be out on October 14th and contain two previously unreleased songs.
The Front Bottoms released a bunch of demos for stream on their website.
The Front Bottoms have released their new video for “2YL.”
Brand New have announced a new tour with Modern Baseball and The Front Bottoms as support. Dates can be found below, and pre-orders are (supposed) to be up now.
The Front Bottoms have debuted their new video for “Ginger.”
A few weekends ago I was lucky enough to attend Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. While there, I got a chance to catch The Front Bottoms on Friday afternoon. Their set was one of the best I saw all weekend, and after, we got a chance to sit down and chat with them about a variety of topics (including a possible The Front Bottoms craft beer).
The Front Bottoms are the latest to play for Punks in Vegas’ acoustic sessions. You can find the three song performance below.
The Front Bottoms have posted up a video for “Cough it Out” filmed live in London. You can find that on YouTube or by hitting read more.