by Andrew Sacher

The Front Bottoms at Mercury Lounge in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
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As mentioned, New Jersey's The Front Bottoms are releasing their new nasally folk punk record, Talon of the Hawk, on May 21 via Bar None Records. You've already heard the first single, "Twin Size Mattress," and the duo are now unleashing another track from the album, "Skeleton." This song's one of the more power pop cuts from the album, and like the last single, it's biggest strengths are in the conversational lyrics. "I got so stoned, I fell asleep in the front seat. I never sleep in the front seat -- I'm too tall, but I got so stoned," Brian Sella sings in the song's pre-chorus. It sounds more like a next-morning story than a summer anthem, but effectively works as both. You can download that track above, or stream it below.

As discussed, the band will be supporting the new album on a tour which hits the NYC area for a now-sold-out show on June 1 at Maxwell's. Since we last spoke, the band added another date happening at the same venue a day earlier (5/31), but that one is sold out too. They also open for Bad Books at Webster Hall on July 12, and you can still get tickets to that one.

Updated dates are listed, along with the new song stream, below...


The Front Bottoms - "Skeleton"

The Front Bottoms - "Twin Size Mattress" Official Video

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The Front Bottoms -- 2013 Tour Dates
May 31st Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's
June 1st Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's
June 2nd Washington, DC Black Cat
June 4th Norfolk, VA Jewish Mother Backstage
June 5th Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
June 6th Jacksonville, FL Roc Bar
June 7th Orlando, FL Will's Pub
June 8th Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, GA
June 10th Houston, TX Fitzgerald's
June 11th Austin, TX Mohawk
June 13th Phoenix, AZ The Rhythm Room
June 14th San Diego, CA House of Blues
June 15th Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
June 16th San Francisco, CA Brick and Mortar Music Hall
June 18th Portland, OR Backspace
June 19th Seattle, WA The Vera Project
June 21st Salt Lake City, UT The Shred Shed
June 22nd Denver, CO Marquis Theater
June 23rd Lawrence, KS Jackpot Music Hall
June 24th St. Louis, MO The Firebird
June 26th Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
June 27th Chicago, IL Subterranean
June 28th Pontiac, MI Pike Room
June 29th Akron, OH Musica
June 30th Pittsburgh, PA The Smiling Moose
July 1st Buffalo, NY The Waiting Room
July 2nd Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
July 10th Hamden, CT The Space
July 12th New York, NY Webster Hall
July 13th Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
Jul 18 Ottobar Baltimore, MD
Jul 19 I Got Brains Fest @ 130 Jackson Blacksburg, VA
Jul 20 Jersey Shore Music Fest Lakewood, NJ
Jul 21 SOS Fest @ Blind Tiger Greensboro, NC
Jul 23 Skully's Columbus, OH
Jul 24 Southgate House Newport, KY
Jul 25 Hoosier Dome Indianapolis, IN
Jul 26 The End Nashville, TN
Jul 27 Bragg Jam @ The 567 Center Macon, GA
Jul 28 Soapbox Laundrolounge Wilmington, NC
Jul 29 The Camel Richmond, VA