The Front Bottoms have announced details of the 2nd installment of their Grandma Series. The six-track Ann EP, which follows 2014’s Rose EP, will feature five new recordings of never before released fan favorite songs as well as a brand new track, “Tie Dye Dragon.” Preorders for the Ann EP will be available beginning March 16th with a worldwide release date set for May 18th. For more information visit: www.thefrontbottoms.com.
Furthermore, The Front Bottoms have also announced a run of North American headline dates which will see the band performing two sets each night of the tour. Set #1 will see the band performing both the Rose and Ann EPs, followed by a 2nd set of their new LP GOING GREY in its entirety along with classic tracks from their discography. Kicking of May 22nd at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, NY, the tour will feature special guests An Horse and Kevin Devine on select dates. Fan pre-sale tickets are available beginning today, March 5th at 12:00 PM EST with all remaining tickets going on sale Friday, March 9th at 12:00 PM local time. For tickets and more information on the upcoming dates visit: http://www.thefrontbottoms.com/tour
GOING GREY is highlighted “Peace Sign” – the band’s first song to break into the Alternative Radio charts – “Vacation Town,” “Everyone But You,” and “Raining,” which arrived to critical acclaim with NPR hailing the new music as “…brutally honest, witty and confessional…” adding, “The group’s heart and humor shine… .” The FADER remarked, “The Front Bottoms make memorable sing-a-longs that call back to a different, simpler, sadder era of confessional guitar music.” Stereogum praised “Raining” as, “grand and reflective and damn near arena-ready,” with A.V. Club declaring, “The Front Bottoms are more confident, and secure enough to confess to all they don’t yet know. It’s a privilege to listen in as they work it out.” GOING GREY is available at all DSPs and www.thefrontbottoms.com.
Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Brian Sella and drummer Mathew Uychich, the New Jersey-based band made their Fueled By Ramen debut with 2015’s acclaimed studio album, BACK ON TOP, highlighted by singles “HELP” and “Cough It Out” – the latter named by NPR Music as one of its “Favorite Songs Of 2015.” The album earned copious critical attention, with NOISEY declaring “What really hits home with The Front Bottoms is the ragged honesty and raw wound emotional urgency of the songs.” The A.V. Club praised The Front Bottoms’ “steady maturation,” noting the band had “the confidence to eschew jangling crises for a quieter set of contemplations.” SPIN applauded the album’s “fuller sound,” suggesting, “Signing to Fueled By Ramen gave them the opportunity to further polish their winning melodies and conversational lyrics.”
Hailed by NPR’s All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen as “one of the absolute ten best American bands in a live situation,” The Front Bottoms celebrated “BACK ON TOP” with nearly non-stop touring, including sold out headline runs and widely applauded sets at such American festies as Lollapalooza, ACL Music Festival, Panorama, Boston Calling, Shaky Knees, and Coachella (where Rolling Stone declared them among the “30 Best Things We Saw At Coachella 2016”). In addition, The Front Bottoms made a number of high profile TV appearances, among them NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers.