by Andrew Sacher

photo: The Front Bottoms at MHOW in June (more by Mimi Hong)
Front Bottoms

The Front Bottoms already released two singles this year, "West Virginia" and "Cough It Out," and today they're back with a third: "Help." It's not a Beatles cover, but it is pretty great Front Bottoms song. It's more or less TFB doing what they do best, but they scale things back a bit compared to their last album. This one has more restraint, and dare I say, a more "mature" sound? Watch the video, directed by Mike Petrow, below.

All three singles will appear on their upcoming album, which they now finally announced details of. It's called Back On Top and comes out September 18 via Fueled by Ramen. To record it, they went with producer Joe Chiccarelli, who's worked with The Strokes, The Shins, Morrissey and more. You can check out the artwork and tracklist below. If you pre-order, you get all three singles as an instant download.

The band also announced a North American tour with The Smith Street Band and Elvis Depressedly, which is a solid lineup all around. BrooklynVegan is proud to present the two NYC shows: October 14 & 15 at Irving Plaza. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 7 at 10 AM. There's a fan club presale starting Saturday (8/1) at 10 AM and a BV presale starting Monday (8/3) at 10 AM. Check back here Monday morning for the password.

All dates are listed, with the video, artwork and tracklist, below...


Front Bottoms

1) Motorcycle
2) Summer Shandy
3) Cough It Out
5) Laugh Till I Cry
6) Historic Cemetery
7) The Plan (Fuck Jobs)
8) Ginger
9) 2YL
10) West Virginia
11) Plastic Flowers

Front Bottoms

The Front Bottoms -- 2015 Tour Dates
7/31 Mains Street Pier Portland, ME
8/15 Brewery Ommegang Cooperstown, NY w/ Brand New
9/13 Festival Pier - Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party Philadelphia, PA
9/19 Shadow of The City - Stone Pony Summer Stage Asbury Park, NJ
10/14 Irving Plaza New York, NY
10/15 Irving Plaza New York, NY
10/16 Toad's Place New Haven, CT
10/17 Upstate Concert Hall Albany, NY
10/18 Higher Ground Burlington, VT
10/20 Petit Cafe Campus Montreal, QC
10/21 The Mod Club Theatre Toronto, ON
10/22 Water Street Music Hall / Club @ Water Street Rochester, NY
10/25 The National Richmond, VA
10/27 The Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
10/28 The Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI
10/29 Skully's Columbus, OH
10/30 Agora Theatre & Ballroom Cleveland, OH
10/31 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
11/1 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
11/3 Majestic Theatre Wisconsin, WI
11/4 The Ready Room St. Louis, MO
11/5 Granada Theatre Lawrence, KS
11/6 Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
11/7 Complex Salt Lake City, UT
11/9 Chop Suey Seattle, WA
11/10 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
11/12 Slim's San Francisco, CA
11/13 EchoPlex Los Angeles, CA
11/14 Glass House Orange County, CA
11/15 The Irenic San Diego, CA
11/17 Club Red Phoenix , AZ
11/19 The Parish Austin, TX
11/20 Gas Monkey Bar N Grill Dallas, TX
11/23 The Orpheum Tampa, FL
11/24 The Social Orlando, FL
11/27 The Fillmore Silver Spring Washington, DC
11/29 Royale Nightclub Boston Boston, MA
2/4 Club Academy Manchester, UK
2/5 University Leeds, UK
2/6 Riverside Newcastle, UK
2/7 Garage Glasgow, UK
2/8 Library Birmingham, UK
2/10 Rescue Rooms Nottingham, UK
2/11 Globe Cardiff, UK
2/12 Marble Factory Bristol, UK
2/13 Concorde 2 Brighton, UK
2/14 Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth, UK
2/16 Koko London, UK
2/17 Kavka Antwerp, BE
2/18 Sugarfactory Amsterdam, NL
2/19 MTC Cologne, DE
2/20 Sedel Lucerne, CH
2/21 La Tenda Modena, Italy
2/22 Strom Munich, DE
2/23 Arena Vienna, AT
2/25 Privatclub Berlin, DE
2/26 Pumpehuset Copenhagen, DK
2/27 Klubben Stockholm, SE
2/29 Molotow Hamburg, DE

10/14-11/29 w/ The Smith Street Band and Elvis Depressedly
2/2-2/16 w/ Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band