The Front Bottoms Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by TheVandyMan, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. TheVandyMan

    Please stop deleting my custom title Prestigious

    The Front Bottoms are an American indie rock band that originated in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey The band consists of Brian Sella (vocals, guitar), Mat Uychich (drums), Tom Warren (bass) and Ciaran O'Donnell (keyboards, guitar, trumpet).



    Essential listening: Back on Top
     
  2. cwhit

    goomba Prestigious

    Back On Top is their best record
     
  3. highfidelity203

    Hailey, It Happens Prestigious

    Pretty much agree with this - although the self-titled rivals it on occasion for me. Talon of the Hawk was a great career move in terms of holding their audience for a second record before branching out but it's my least favorite.
     
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  5. cwhit

    goomba Prestigious

    other than twin sized (which is probably their best song), it think the first half of talon sucks haha. second half has some good songs but i never go back to it
     
  6. troyplaysbass

    reunion tour Supporter

    Talon and Back On Top are about level for me. I love them both.
     
  7. highfidelity203

    Hailey, It Happens Prestigious

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    Haha I like Talon of the Hawk but I can't think of it as more than a solid release. I don't go to it very often either. I'm glad they moved on from it with Back on Top. I'm curious if they will be more ambitious with their next release.
     
  8. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Love Back on Top, really feels more special and unique than any other rock albums in a long time for me
     
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  9. Anticitizen7

    Lets be friends!

    Back On Top was easily my favorite record of 2015, but I don't think I could ever pick a favorite record out of S/T, Talon, and Back on Top. Each of them are just genuinely amazing records and Self Titled and Talon hold spots in my hearts for the way I related to them at the time I found them. Each of those records has multiple songs that could be contenders for their best song.
     
  10. PatRFinley

    Early Onset Grump LGM Supporter

    Back On Top is definitely sonically they're best work, but S/T has a place in my heart that I don't think any other album they create will be able to compete with.
     
  11. VanMastaIteHab

    Trusted Prestigious

    Yeah I'll probably always love self titled the most. Too many memories. But Back on Top is perfect.
     
  12. Anti-Counter-Culture

    Regular

    I guess I'm in the minority here, but I loved everything they did up until Back On Top. It's not even that the production was upped for me, so much as that it felt halfhearted and nothing felt fully-realized. It was actually probably my least favorite of last year, which is insane, because I was sure it'd be my favorite. Just watched the "Cough It Out" live video and did like the song better without the production, but the lyrics and tone just don't work for me.
     
  13. smoke4thecaper

    hold on, let me catch my breath Supporter

    Back on Top has been a fixture for me since it came out. Can't get enough of it.
     
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  14. Drewski

    Maybe so, maybe not.

    2YL -> West Virginia -> Plastic Flowers is just a ridiculously good way to close out a record. It helps that the rest of Back on Top is great too.
     
  15. VanMastaIteHab

    Trusted Prestigious

    Plastic Flowers is pretty easily my favorite TFB song at this point.
     
  16. PatRFinley

    Early Onset Grump LGM Supporter

    Yeah Plastic Flowers is such a good closer for Back On Top. Probably the strongest closer on any TFB album
     
  17. PatRFinley

    Early Onset Grump LGM Supporter

    Just read the write up/interview over on SPIN and thought it was pretty good. Pretty interesting that Brian is writing a book. Hopefully its good, but I'll probably check it regardless. Also nice to hear that the next Grandma EP is in the works.
     
  18. Anticitizen7

    Lets be friends!

    Considering that the next Grandma EP is in the works, anyone wanna post what tracks they hope are redone? My list would look like this is no real order:

    Lonely Eyes
    Taking My Uzi To The Gym
    Push Ups
    Molly
    Christians VS Indians
    The Supply of Power (Lalala)
    The Distance That I Fell
     
  19. VanMastaIteHab

    Trusted Prestigious

    You Wouldn't Be Laughing for sure.
     
  20. cwhit

    goomba Prestigious

    Didn't they add one or two new songs last time too?
     
  21. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    What's the story with the grandma EPs? They are old songs re-done? Is there more than just Rose? I dig Rose
     
  22. Ibesmokin

    Newbie

    Going to see them at Coacella (first time going) since I saw them w/ Say Anythinf. One of the most intense pits I've been in that had an acoustic on stage. So excited to hear Back on Top live finally.
     
  23. cwhit

    goomba Prestigious

    They were originally going to be season EPs of old songs (so weird that they told me that in an interview like a year and a half before the first Grandma EP actually happened, haha), now Grandma EPs, but yeah. old songs re-recorded. the plan is for four, but i'd be shocked if all those happened

    edit: lol, just reread the interview for the first time in four years, some weird stuff in it. like how they said they thought they'd only ever be a three piece at most haha
     
  24. Anticitizen7

    Lets be friends!

    Awkward Situations was the only "new" song, and it was just an older song that had never been recorded.
     
  25. Drewski

    Maybe so, maybe not.

    Had gone the past 3 years, but had to sell my ticket...actually gave it to the person today. HAVE SO MUCH GODDAMN FUN.
     
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  26. Jakobindeed

    My whole life is thunder Supporter

    I love this band so very much, wish the tour with Diet Cig was coming here, because they have one of the best live shows I've seen