Third time’s the charm? The Front Bottoms will finally be bringing their 2019 tour to First Avenue on Wednesday, October 13th and if the anticipation isn’t killing you, well, let’s be honest, it is. This is the third rescheduled date and I can’t wait to finally experience what is a live The Front Bottoms show again!
The Front Bottoms released their widely anticipated new album, In Sickness & In Flames, on August 21, 2020. The twelve-song collection, which was produced by Mike Sapone, follows the band’s acclaimed 2017 LP, Going Grey.
The Alternative declared, “While In Sickness & In Flames was written prior to the pandemic, so much of it feels so tethered to our present collective experience, from the introspection and reflective growth that is showcased in the songwriting, to the sweeping highs and lows of the music itself. This album is the perfect companion piece to the anxiety of standing in the face of uncertainty.” NME attested, “In Sickness & In Flames is a defining work that showcases a sonic universe, rather than a structured set of songs, expertly capturing the inescapable tension of 2020.”
Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Brian Sella and drummer Mathew Uychich, The Front Bottoms have gripped listeners and press around the world with their ragged honesty and emotional urgency. The New Jersey based band’s 2017 LP, Going Grey, arrived to critical acclaim with lead single “Peace Sign” breaking into the Alternative Radio charts. GOING GREY is highlighted by a string of celebrated singles, among them “Vacation Town,” “Everyone But You,” and “Raining,” which NPR avowed as “…brutally honest, witty and confessional…” adding, “The group’s heart and humor shine… .” The FADER declared, “The Front Bottoms make memorable sing-a-longs that call back to a different, simpler, sadder era of confessional guitar music” with Stereogum praising the new music as, “grand and reflective and damn near arena-ready.” “…Submit to the awesome power of The Front Bottoms” stated VICE, while A.V. Club professed, “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.”
Supporting The Front Bottoms will be Oso Oso. With new record basking in the glow, it seems like oso oso is finally stopping in the metaphorical ‘journey of life’ to smell the roses—and the results are songs like “impossible game” that showcase a glass-half-full optimistic point of view everyone seems to be desperately grasping for these days.
On the back of their first ever headlining tour announcement, featuring The Sidekicks and Future Teens, oso oso is gearing up for a summer that shines and shimmers just like their new record. basking in the glow, released August 16, 2019, finds hope in fleeting moments of sunshine—a departure from the group’s previous (much adored, but notably more pessimistic) release of the yunahon mixtape.
Phoenix, Arizona based Sydney Spraque will be kicking things off for this amazing night of music.
Tickets are still available HERE!