The Front Bottoms, GDP Split Coming This Fall

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 23, 2014

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The Front Bottoms and GDP will be releasing a split EP this fall. Check out a full interview with do415 here or a snippet with more EP details below after the jump.

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POZ Gallery

Jul 22, 2014

POZ Gallery: Common Ground FestivalFeatures: Circa Survive, Say Anything, The Front BottomsLocation:Lansing, MIPhotos By: Kelly Swor POZ Gallery: Common Ground FestivalFeatures: Circa Survive, Say Anything, The Front BottomsLocation:Lansing, MIPhotos By: Kelly Swor POZ Gallery: Common Ground FestivalFeatures: Circa Survive, Say Anything, The Front BottomsLocation:Lansing, MIPhotos By: Kelly Swor POZ Gallery: Common Ground FestivalFeatures: Circa Survive, Say Anything, The Front BottomsLocation:Lansing, MIPhotos By: Kelly Swor POZ Gallery: Common Ground FestivalFeatures: Circa Survive, Say Anything, The Front BottomsLocation:Lansing, MIPhotos By: Kelly Swor POZ Gallery: Common Ground FestivalFeatures: Circa Survive, Say Anything, The Front BottomsLocation:Lansing, MIPhotos By: Kelly Swor POZ Gallery: Common Ground FestivalFeatures: Circa Survive, Say Anything, The Front BottomsLocation:Lansing, MIPhotos By: Kelly Swor POZ Gallery: Common Ground FestivalFeatures: Circa Survive, Say Anything, The Front BottomsLocation:Lansing, MIPhotos By: Kelly Swor POZ Gallery: Common Ground FestivalFeatures: Circa Survive, Say Anything, The Front BottomsLocation:Lansing, MIPhotos By: Kelly Swor POZ Gallery: Common Ground FestivalFeatures: Circa Survive, Say Anything, The Front BottomsLocation:Lansing, MIPhotos By: Kelly Swor

POZ Gallery: Common Ground Festival
Features: Circa Survive, Say Anything, The Front Bottoms
Location:Lansing, MI
Photos By: Kelly Swor

POZ Review: The Front Bottoms – Rose EP

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 15, 2014

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by Marie Scarsella, edited by Erik van Rheenen

The Front Bottoms didn’t start out as a serious band. Their first songs were recorded in one take, not mixed or mastered, and immediately thrown on the Internet. They’re also named after vaginas. But that doesn’t mean their early songs weren’t top notch, and that they didn’t evolve into something that’s a bit more serious. With their latest release, Rose, that progression is evident, and its turned those old, unmastered tracks into something totally new without losing their personality.

“Flying Model Rockets” opens the EP, and it has a little more punch than its original version. It’s slightly faster, slightly more jangly, and slightly more powerful in its new form. “Lipstick Covered Magnet” follows suit, incorporating a faster pace and cleaner gang vocals. The incorporation of the cleaner chanting adds an entirely new facet to the already multidimensional song. While it was always a strong track for the band, this version makes it hit just that much harder. 

“Awkward Conversation” is the EPs rawest track, however, it is not raw in the sense that it is gritty or poorly recorded. Instead, it’s raw emotionally. Singer Brian Sella spills his heart on the acoustic track, and despite its simplicity, the track’s intensity builds with each strum.

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PropertyOfZack Midway Albums Of The Year List

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 7, 2014

More and more albums seem to be coming out every year that we love here at PropertyOfZack, which is why we thought it would be a great idea to post a Midway Albums Of The Year List today on the site. The list includes our top ten albums and EPs through this point in the year voted on by POZ team members. So without further adieu, the PropertyOfZack Midway Albums Of The Year List can be seen below!

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POZ Gallery

Jun 29, 2014

POZ Gallery: Hebrews TourFeatures: Say Anything, The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, You Blew It!Location: The Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold  POZ Gallery: Hebrews TourFeatures: Say Anything, The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, You Blew It!Location: The Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold  POZ Gallery: Hebrews TourFeatures: Say Anything, The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, You Blew It!Location: The Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold  POZ Gallery: Hebrews TourFeatures: Say Anything, The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, You Blew It!Location: The Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold  POZ Gallery: Hebrews TourFeatures: Say Anything, The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, You Blew It!Location: The Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold  POZ Gallery: Hebrews TourFeatures: Say Anything, The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, You Blew It!Location: The Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold  POZ Gallery: Hebrews TourFeatures: Say Anything, The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, You Blew It!Location: The Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold  POZ Gallery: Hebrews TourFeatures: Say Anything, The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, You Blew It!Location: The Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold  POZ Gallery: Hebrews TourFeatures: Say Anything, The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, You Blew It!Location: The Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold  POZ Gallery: Hebrews TourFeatures: Say Anything, The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, You Blew It!Location: The Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold 

POZ Gallery: Hebrews Tour
Features: Say Anything, The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, You Blew It!
Location: The Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
Photos By: Allison Newbold 

The Front Bottoms Hebrews Tour Set List

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 20, 2014
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The Front Bottoms are out on the Hebrews Tour. Check out their set list from the tour below after the jump.

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The Front Bottoms Stream “Twelve Feet Deep” From ‘Rose’

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 10, 2014

The Front Bottoms will be releasing the Rose EP this month. Stream a song from the release called “Twelve Feet Deep” here via Spin or below after the jump.

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POZ Playlist: Take Me Home To California

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 4, 2014

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PropertyOfZack is continuing a new string of Playlist features from individual team members to highlight specific feelings or desires. Next up is titled Let’s Take Me Home To California by Deanna Chapman.

Check out our the Playlist, let us know what your favorite songs on it are, and listen to these songs on Spotify while reading along below!

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I gave the east coast a try and quickly realized it was not the place for me. Don’t get me wrong, New York is great and all. I’m just one of those people who needs more open space and while I’ve been on the east coast I’ve definitely missed that and I’ve missed driving. Also, don’t even get me started on how much I miss being able to have In-N-Out whenever I please. 

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The Front Bottoms Announce UK Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - May 29, 2014

The Front Bottoms will be touring the UK with Pup in August and September. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Say Anything Stream ‘Hebrews’ Title Track

by Zack Zarrillo - May 21, 2014

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Say Anything have released the title track of Hebrews. The track features Brian Sella of The Front Bottoms. Stream the song here via Red Bull or below after the jump.

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The Front Bottoms Stream “Jim Bogart” From The ‘Rose’ EP

by Zack Zarrillo - May 21, 2014

The Front Bottoms will be releasing a new EP called Rose on June 17th via Bar/None Records. Pre-order Rose here and stream a new song called “Jim Bogart” below after the jump.

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The Front Bottoms Announce ‘Rose’ EP

by Zack Zarrillo - May 21, 2014

The Front Bottoms will be releasing a new EP called Rose on June 17th via Bar/None Records. Pre-order Rose here and check out the artwork and track listing for the release below after the jump.

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POZ Hit The Deck Preview: Our Must See Bands And Artists

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 15, 2014

Hit The Deck kicks off this weekend, and PropertyOfZack Staff Writer Zac Lomas is preparing to take the festival by storm. Just in case you haven’t put together your schedule, we thought it’d be a great idea to put make a list of POZ’s Must See Bands And Artists that will be gracing the stage this weekend in the UK. Reblog and let us know who we need to see while we’re at Hit The Deck this weekend as well!

Brand New
I really shouldn’t need to write anything in order to sway all the Hit The Deck festivalgoers to catch Brand New’s set at this year’s festival.  Brand New shows have the propensity to sell out within seconds, so their recently announced string of European and UK festival dates is a godsend to anybody looking to catch the elusive emo rockers without totally breaking the bank.  While the recent increase in Brand New sightings gives promise that the Long Island group may actually write new music before we all die (young and save ourselves), one never knows when Jesse Lacey and company will slink back off to hibernation, making their performance at Hit The Deck nothing short of “can’t miss.”

The Front Bottoms
Brian Sella and Mathew Uychich may not have won POZ’s scandal-tinged March Sadness, claiming the coveted Kings of Emo crown, but that’s not to say they aren’t some of the most angst-riddled youngsters on the scene today.  This angst serves the duo well and has won them the adoration of fans worldwide; fans who have no reservations about going absolutely nuts over the all-too-honest lyrics of Sella.  I think it’s pretty safe to say that few people can create as much chaos with an acoustic guitar as Brian Sella and it would truly be a shame if you didn’t make that a part of your titillating Hit The Deck experience

Kvelertak
One can only have so much genre-bending fun before words like progressive-funk-shoegaze- blues seem a bit superfluous, but the amalgam of Nordic prog-metal known as Kvelertak make all of those hyphens seem worth it.  With a party ethos that makes pouring out an entire tankard of ale into a drinking-horn seem like the most reasonable thing to do, Kvelertak should have no problem setting off the shindig that is Hit The Deck. However, Kvelertak is not just about imbibing in mass quantities of fermented beverages, but also the intricately laced virtuoso of the guitar trio featuring Vidar Landa, Bjarte Lund Rolland, and Maciek Ofstad, all of whom are certain to dazzle in the live setting.

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POZ Interview: The Front Bottoms

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 31, 2014

PropertyOfZack Editor in Chief Erik van Rheenen sat down with Brian from The Front Bottoms a few weeks ago at SXSW. We chatted with Brian about SXSW, the reaction a year later to Talon Of The Hawk, writing new songs and writing on the road, touring for the rest of 2014, and much more. Check out the interview below!

by Erik van Rheenen

Just to get started, can you say your name and what you do in the band?
Sure. My name is Brian, and I play guitar and sing in the Front Bottoms.
 
So, how’s your South By Southwest Experience been?
So far, it’s been pretty chaotic in the best way possible.
 
Yeah, you’ve played three showcases already.
The last time we played South By, we had like two shows a day, which was insane. So we decided, let’s pack three shows a day and take a day off. So we have two shows on Friday, we have today off, and we played three shows yesterday. I kind of like that schedule.
 
Do you switch your setlist up at all to keep yourselves sane?
You’ve got to mix it up. And it’s like, we figured there’d be the same people at some of our shows, so we should give the people what they want, you know? Switch it up a little.
 
Are you guys planning on playing “Burn Harvard Burn” at all?
That song, we recorded for a friend of ours who was making a movie. And we recorded it, like, two years ago, and then the movie just came out. So it’s just a song we did for a movie. Probably we will never play that live.
 
I didn’t know that song had been kicking around for that long.
Like I said, it was for a movie, so it really didn’t have anything to do with us. It’s more like we made it and then gave it to the movie, and it’s a long process to put out a movie. They had to get the money for it and stuff, and I think they just got a release date for it, so they put out the soundtrack with it, and we were lucky enough to be on the soundtrack. You know, it’s just a fun little ditty.
 
Speaking of movies, you guys just released a music video not all that long ago for “Backflip.”
That’s right, yeah.

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