The Front Bottoms

Emerging from Northern Jersey suburbia better known for its malls than its music, singer/guitarist Brian Sella and drummer/bullhornist Mathew Uychich’s meteoric rise sparked from Bergen County’s DIY concert circuit that has included everything from punk flop houses, VFW halls, and fire stations. Fueled by strong performances at Bamboozleand shows opening for Vanessa Carlton, He Is We, Bayside's Anthony Raneri, and Jersey cohorts Titus Andronicus to mention a few, the band continues to build its fanbase while remaining true to their humble Jersey roots (Matt and Brian still have their jobs doing landscaping and working at a grocery store respectively). The Front Bottoms have been garnering plenty of media attention, focusing not only on their uniquely poignant and surrealistically mundane lyrics but also on their melodically complex acoustic indiepop. All Music Guide lauded, "The Front Bottoms is an out-of-left-field candidate for the best debut album of 2011." The Aquarian Weekly voted the album “Disc of the Week,” comparing them to "an indie pop sound similar to that of Piebald with the vocal styling of Say Anything." DRUM Magazine called it “a promising debut boasting the inspired goofiness of a latter-day Jonathan Richman." Among other early believers include Alternative Press, Beyond Race Magazine, The Star-Ledger, Sputnik Music, andJersey Beat.

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