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The Front Bottoms

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New Jersey indie rock duo the Front Bottoms emerged in the late 2000s with a wildly eclectic blend of pop, rock, and punk influences accompanied by witty lyrics that offer a rapid-fire, slightly surreal perspective on the world around them. Early releases like 2011's The Front Bottoms and 2013's Talon of the Hawk relied on lean, angular melodies, wiry guitar work, and propulsive drumming. After signing with Fueled by Ramen, the duo's production aesthetic developed a more full-bodied sound though their thematic quirks were essentially unchanged. They enjoyed greater commercial success on albums like 2017's Going Grey and 2020's In Sickness & In Flames which allowed them to continue making smaller fan-favorite releases like 2022's Theresa EP. You Are Who You Hang Out With, the band's eighth long-player, arrived the following year.

The Front Bottoms are vocalist/guitarist Brian Sella and drummer Mathew Uychich. Hailing from Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, Sella and Uychich have been friends since they were ten years old and started writing songs together when Sella was in sixth grade. After years of making music on their own, Sella and Uychich decided to take their act to the stage at a high school talent show, where they played an original song and a Modest Mouse cover. Sella's mother encouraged the boys by buying them some time at a local recording studio, where they managed to record 12 songs in just three hours. With enough original songs to fill a set, the Front Bottoms were booked to play an all-ages show at a club in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, with a handful of local bands; there they met Casey Lee Morgan, who was running sound that night and recorded music in his home studio.

Morgan began doing sessions with the duo, and in 2008 the Front Bottoms put out a self-released album, I Hate My Friends, and hit the road, making their way up and down the East Coast and playing any makeshift venue that would have them. Another D.I.Y. album, My Grandmother vs. Pneumonia, was released in 2009, and an EP appeared in 2010. Early on in their touring exploits, Brian Uychich (Mathew's brother) joined the duo on keyboards and vocals, but he left the group in 2011 to pursue his education. In 2011, the band signed a deal with respected New Jersey independent Bar/None Records, and their first album for their label, simply titled The Front Bottoms, was issued in September 2011. They followed it up with 2013's Talon of the Hawk, and in 2014 they released a six-song EP of previously unreleased fan favorites titled Rose, which served as the first in a series of EPs to be named after the bandmembers' grandmothers. In April 2015, they released a split-EP called Liberty and Personality with rapper GDP, followed by their third studio album, the Fueled by Ramen-issued Back on Top, in September. Over the next two years, the Front Bottoms continued to raise their profile, playing at Coachella and Austin City Limits as well as touring the U.K. with blink-182 and Frank Turner. In October 2017, they released Going Grey, their second LP for Fueled by Ramen. Ann, the second EP in the Grandmothers series, appeared the following year. In March 2019, the Front Bottoms released a split-single with singer and songwriter Kevin Devine, with the band contributing a cover of Devine's "Just Stay." Forever fascinated with the zeitgeist, their 2020 LP, In Sickness & In Flames, captured the group self-examining their continued adolescent feelings amid the anxiety of the times. Returning in 2022, they offered up another collection of fan favorites on Theresa, the third installment in their Grandmothers EP series. Heralded by the crunchy power pop anthem "Outlook," You Are Who You Hang Out With, the band's eighth full-length outing, arrived in 2023. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Total plays

984.1 million
Updated on 2024-07-21

Country

United States

Monthly listeners

1,865,884

Followers

759,547

Top Cities

  1. United Kingdom
    29,228 listeners
  2. United States
    32,328 listeners
  3. United States
    25,441 listeners
  4. United States
    21,175 listeners
  5. United States
    21,513 listeners

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Au Revoir (Adios)
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Swimming Pool
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HELP
HELP
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West Virginia
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11,745,790 4:14 2015-09-18
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Wolfman
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Swear To God The Devil Made Me Do It
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Peace Sign
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Flying Model Rockets
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Legit Tattoo Gun
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Santa Monica
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Rhode Island
Rhode Island
8,623,277 3:25 2011-09-06
Awkward Conversations
Awkward Conversations
8,489,421 2:46 2014-06-17
Summer Shandy
Summer Shandy
8,261,368 3:36 2015-09-11
Tattooed Tears
Tattooed Tears
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2YL
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Looking Like You Just Woke Up
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Backflip
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Everyone but You
Everyone but You
7,495,507 3:30 2017-10-13
The Feud
The Feud
7,330,297 3:15 2013-05-21
Everything I Own
Everything I Own
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Historic Cemetery
Historic Cemetery
6,927,657 4:19 2015-09-18
Plastic Flowers
Plastic Flowers
6,880,176 4:08 2015-09-18
End of summer (now I know)
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You Used to Say (Holy Fuck)
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Bathtub
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Tie Dye Dragon
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Raining
Raining
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Grand Finale
Grand Finale
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Mountain
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Pale Beneath the Tan (Squeeze)
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4,509,108 3:55 2018-05-18
More Than It Hurts You
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4,363,905 3:55 2022-06-27
Hooped Earings
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3,800,777 3:30 2016-10-14
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Today Is Not Real
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Allentown
3,479,678 3:14 2018-11-30
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3,424,838 4:13 2020-08-21
Far Drive
Far Drive
3,024,837 3:13 2017-10-13
Outlook
Outlook
2,993,341 3:52 2023-04-17
Trampoline
Trampoline
2,992,429 3:38 2017-10-13
Somebody Else
Somebody Else
2,912,849 4:27 2018-05-18
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Not Joking
Not Joking
2,048,659 3:18 2023-08-04
Emotional
Emotional
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Voodoo Magic
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Hello World
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new song d
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love at first sight
love at first sight
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the hard way
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The Bongo Song
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Just Stay
Just Stay
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Batman
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Clear Path
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The Supply of Power
The Supply of Power
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All I Needed (with The Front Bottoms)
All I Needed (with The Front Bottoms)
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The Winds
The Winds
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Paris
Paris
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Fake Gold
Fake Gold
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Finding your way home
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Father (Live)
Father (Live)
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Burn Harvard Burn
Burn Harvard Burn
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Au Revoir
Au Revoir
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New releases

You Are Who You Hang Out With
You Are Who You Hang Out With
2023-08-04
[Fueled By Ramen]
Outlook
Outlook
2023-04-17
[Fueled By Ramen]
Theresa
Theresa
2022-09-02
[Fueled By Ramen]
Hello World
Hello World
2022-08-26
[Fueled By Ramen]
More Than It Hurts You
More Than It Hurts You
2022-06-27
[Fueled By Ramen]
Lover Boy
Lover Boy
2021-09-03
[Fueled By Ramen]
Voodoo Magic
Voodoo Magic
2021-06-09
[Fueled By Ramen]
In Sickness & In Flames
In Sickness & In Flames
2020-08-21
[Fueled By Ramen]
Devinyl Splits No. 12
Devinyl Splits No. 12
2019-03-27
[Bad Timing Records and Many Hats Distribution]
Allentown
Allentown
2018-11-30
[Loma VIsta Recordings]
End of summer (now I know)
End of summer (now I know)
2018-10-19
[Fueled By Ramen]
Ann
Ann
2018-05-18
[Fueled By Ramen]
Going Grey
Going Grey
2017-10-13
[Fueled By Ramen]
Needy When I'm Needy
Needy When I'm Needy
2016-10-14
[Fueled By Ramen]
Back on Top
Back on Top
2015-09-18
[Fueled By Ramen]
Back on Top
Back on Top
2015-09-18
[Fueled By Ramen]
Summer Shandy
Summer Shandy
2015-09-11
[Fueled By Ramen]
Laugh Till I Cry
Laugh Till I Cry
2015-08-14
[Fueled By Ramen]
HELP
HELP
2015-07-31
[Fueled By Ramen]
HELP
HELP
2015-07-31
[Fueled By Ramen]
GDP / The Front Bottoms
GDP / The Front Bottoms
2015-05-26
[Bar/None Records]
Rose
Rose
2014-06-17
[Fueled By Ramen]
Talon Of The Hawk
Talon Of The Hawk
2013-05-21
[Fueled By Ramen]
The Front Bottoms
The Front Bottoms
2011-09-06
[Fueled By Ramen]