by Andrew Sacher

The Front Bottoms at Mercury Lounge in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
The Front Bottoms

New Jersey folk punk band The Front Bottoms released their self titled debut LP back in 2011 and they're set to release its followup, The Talon of the Hawk, on May 21 via Bar None Records. On the album's first single, "Twin Size Mattress," you'll hear traces of John K. Samson, Hutch Harris, and John Darnielle in frontman Brian Sella's nasally wordy delivery, which of course doesn't make them the most groundbreaking band, but the familiarity is also exciting. And like those singers, Brian's lyrics make for some pretty good facebook statuses and things to drunkenly yell along with your friends at parties, like "I begged you to stay, you said 'Hey man I love you, but NO FUCKIN' WAY!'" Check out the video for that song below.

The band will be supporting the new album with a US tour that kicks off in their home state on June 1 at Maxwell's with support from Weatherbox. Tickets for that show go on sale Thursday (4/4) at noon. After making their way around the country, they'll return to the NYC area for a show on July 12 at Webster Hall opening for Bad Books (the project of Andy Hull and Kevin Devine, who have covered The Front Bottoms). Tickets for the Webster Hall show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, along with the new video, below...


The Front Bottoms - "Twin Size Mattress" Official Video

Front Bottoms

The Front Bottoms -- 2013 Tour Dates
April 17 Hare & Houds - Birmingham, UK
April 18 King Tut's - Glasglow, UK
April 19 Cockpit 3 - Leeds, UK
April 20 Hit The Deck - Bristol, UK
April 21 Hit the Deck - Nottingham, UK
April 22 Roadhouse - Manchester, UK
April 23 Barfly - London, UK
April 24 Exhaus - Teir, Germany
April 25 Molotow - Hamburg, Germany
April 26 Monster Bash - Munich, Germany
April 27 Monster Bash - Berlin, Germany
April 28 Groezrock - Meerhout, Belgium
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
June23rd 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

More From Brooklyn Vegan