Not too long after closing the books on their sold out inaugural headline tour, THE FRONT BOTTOMS announce their second headline tourHot Chocolate Tour 2014 which will take them coast-to-coast in just over three weeks. The tour will kickoff at The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, MI on January 9 and conclude at Pawtucket’s The Met on February 1. Support for this run includes You Blew It! and The Wild(select dates). Presale tickets are available here:http://tfb.frontgatetickets.com. In addition, the band will be playing two sold out holiday shows – one at Bowery Ballroom in New York City on December 27 and the other at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn on December 28. But first, they’ll be warming up by supporting Manchester Orchestra on their upcoming Fall tour that kicks off later this week.
Their new hook-filled, anthemic, and conversational album Talon of the Hawk was released on May 21, 2013 via seminal indie label Bar/None Records. It debuted on seven differentBillboard charts (#144 Top Current Albums, #3 Top New Artist, #2 Alternative New Artist, #30 Independent Record Label, #97 Overall Digital Albums, #18 LP Vinyl Albums, #32 Current Alternative Albums). American Songwriter called it “…epic and unruly all at once…”, Punknewssuggests you should “Let yourself find your new favorite lyrics”, and Alternative Press assures that “The Front Bottoms will soundtrack your life until it’s like you’ve never been without them”. Bob Boilen of NPR has been a huge supporter since day one and has branded them “…A great rock ‘n’ roll band”. Their Tiny Desk concert can be seen here: http://www.npr.org/event/music/212372673/the-front-bottoms-tiny-desk-concert.
The Front Bottoms self-titled debut still ranks as one of the most positively-reviewed albums of the last two years, garnering major attention from NPR, LA Times, MTV, Huffington Post, Filter, DRUM,Aquarian Weekly, AOL, Star-Ledger, etc., propelling the band to tour with Bad Books, Say Anything, New Found Glory, Motion City Soundtrack, Dashboard Confessional, among many others.
The Front Bottoms is Brian Sella (vocals/guitar), Mathew Uychich (drums), Tom Warren (bass), and Ciaran O’Donnel (keys/trumpet/guitar). Talon of the Hawk was released via Bar/None Recordson May 21, 2013.