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The Front Bottoms Share New Track “Vacation Town” – November 12 at The Van Buren

THE FRONT BOTTOMS
NOVEMBER 12TH – THE VAN BUREN
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS:
BASEMENT & BAD BAD HATS

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The Front Bottoms have shared “Vacation Town,” the second new song to be released off their forthcoming LP, GOING GREY.  “Vacation Town” is streaming today along with an official music video – directed by Ryan Baxley – exclusively via NPR’s All Songs TV.

Pre-orders for The Front Bottoms new album GOING GREY, are available today at all DSPs and www.thefrontbottoms.com.  All pre-orders will receive an instant grat download of “Vacation Town” and GOING GREY’s lead track “Raining.” “Raining” debuted earlier this month with The FADER who remarked, “The Front Bottoms make memorable sing-a-longs that call back to a different, simpler, sadder era of confessional guitar music,” while Stereogum hailed “Raining” as, “grand and reflective and damn near arena-ready.”  Produced by The Front Bottoms and Nick Furlong at studios in London, Texas, California, New Jersey, and Connecticut, GOING GREY will arrive worldwide on October 13th

The New Jersey-based band has also set an epic U.S. headline tour with special guest Basement and Bad Bad Hats. The coast-to-coast trek is set to commence Thursday, October 19th at Boston, MA’s House of Blues and then continue into November (see attached itinerary). Tickets for the tour are on sale now with all tickets purchased online receiving an instant download of GOING GREY upon its October 13th release. For complete details, please visit www.thefrontbottoms.com.

GOING GREY finds The Front Bottoms embracing the impermanence of life and finding flexibility in the face of change.  Having relocated band headquarters to the coastal New Jersey community of Asbury Park during the demoing stages of the album, GOING GREY sees the band acknowledging the nostalgia of simpler times with admiration, while welcoming the inevitable unknowns of life.

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.

Just Announced: Say Anything “In Defense” Anniversary Tour – November 25 & 26 at Crescent Ballroom

Say Anything “In Defense” Anniversary Tour
Playing 3 records over 2 nights!


Saturday November 25th 
Performing “Self-Titled” & “In Defense of the Genre (disk 1).”
at Crescent Ballroom
16+ – Bar With ID

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Sunday November 26th
Performing “…Is A Real Boy” & “In Defense of the Genre (disk 2).”
at Crescent Ballroom
16+ – Bar With ID

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THE ROCKET SUMMER Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of “Do You Feel” – 8/29 at Crescent Ballroom

Sometimes, to see how far you’ve come, you have to look back at your beginnings. For multi-instrumentalist BRYCE AVARY of THE ROCKET SUMMER, his evolution into the powerpop/indie rock powerhouse that he is becoming has origins in his dynamic and explosive entrance into the mainstream ten years ago with his breakthrough album DO YOU FEEL. Before he embarks into his evolution forward, Avary will be stepping out of the studio where he is working on new music to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of a special album for TRS fans by performing the album for the first time ever in its entirety.

Celebrating the album which earned them the cover of Alternative Press who hailed as him as “merging Cheap Trick’s hard pop hooks with Dashboard Confessional’s earnestness”, Avary will be playing Do You Feel along with an additional set of fan favorites from Hello, Good Friend, Of Men and Angels, Calendar Days, Life Will Write The Words, and Zoetic, and spiking it with some brand new material that he’s working on. In addition, the tour will launch the first ever double vinyl pressing of Do You Feel which will be sold on the road, as well as online and in stores. A limited edition double purple vinyl will be available only for VIP ticket purchasers on tour.

His first major label release via Island Def Jam, Do You Feel launched him out of the underground and into mainstream consciousness. Do You Feel balanced melody, meaning, and musicianship, embodying Avary’s forte of infusing passion into pop music with a variety of instruments and influences. From the cutting, rocking industry criticism of “A Song is Not a Business Plan”, to the bouncy calls to consciousness of “Break It Out” and “Do You Feel”, to the R&B-tinged, saxophone-backed “So Much Love” which featured the horn section that played on Stevie Wonder’s Sir Duke album, to the epic, layered closing track “So, In This Hour”, Avary made it clear that he was uninhibited both from musical and lyrical standpoints. Furthermore, the recurring message and focus on re-sensitizing and retaining identity amidst a world of cruelty and conformity found throughout Do You Feel still rings true today as it did 10 years ago.

Currently working on the follow-up to his sixth studio album Zoetic, Avary is building on the dynamic evolution of his music that Diffuser claims, “simultaneously evokes Foster The People and Justin Timberlake” and Infectious Magazine believes “displays exactly what pop rock music would sound like if it were zapped with 100,000 volts and lived to tell the tale.” Forever challenging himself and his fans, Avary isn’t content releasing the same record over and over again, and thus expands and grows his oeuvre without fear of risks or alienation, even spurring New Noise to compare the album to “Foster the People or Passion Pit filtered through Michael Jackson.” With songs like the worldly-focused, wearily hopeful “Same Air” to the thrashing inner-conflicts of “Cold War” which Substream likened “as if Trent Reznor, Mutemath and Paper Route formed a supergroup in secret,” Zoetic continues the conscientious, heartfelt approach to songwriting felt on every album by The Rocket Summer, but carried out in a darker shell. It is with this same fierce independent spirit that The Rocket Summer is able to have the freedom to look fondly back at the album that propelled him forward, Do You Feel without embracing nostalgic tightly.

THE ROCKET SUMMER
Do You Feel 10 Year Anniversary Tour
at Crescent Ballroom
August 29, 2017 – 7pm – 16+
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