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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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Say Anything Announce New Album ‘Hebrews’; Tour With The Front Bottoms, You Blew It!

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 25, 2014

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Say Anything will be releasing their brand new album, Hebrews, via Equal Vision Records on June 10th. The band will be supporting the album on a tour with The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, and You Blew It!. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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The Front Bottoms, GDP To Release Split

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 15, 2014

The Front Bottoms confirmed at SXSW yesterday that they will be releasing a split with GDP in the near future. Check out another somewhat new song from The Front Bottoms called “Burn Harvard Burn” below after the jump.

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The Front Bottoms Release New Song “Burn Harvard Burn”

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 8, 2014

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The Front Bottoms have a new song called “Burn Harvard Burn” on the official Hair Brained soundtrack. Stream the song below after the jump.

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Run For Cover, Brixton Agency SXSW Showcase

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 4, 2014

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Run For Cover and Brixton Agency hare throwing a SXSW Showcase on March 12th. Check out all info below after the jump!

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Manchester Orchestra, The Front Bottoms Considering Split 7”

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 24, 2014

What a pleasant surprise. It looks like Manchester Orchestra and The Front Bottoms are talking about doing a split 7” with each other in the vein of the releases Manchester did with Thrice and Grouplove over the past few years. Check out part of a new interview with Andy Hull via On Record Magazine below after the jump.

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Against Me!, Touché Amoré, The Front Bottoms SXSW Showcase

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 20, 2014

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Against Me!, Touché Amoré, The Front Bottoms, Cheap Girls, Frameworks, and Placeholder will be playing BrooklynVegan’s SXSW Showcase on March 12th. Check out details below after the jump.

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Common Ground: Brand New, Circa Survive, Say Anything, The Front Bottoms, Kevin Devine, Braid

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 19, 2014

The lineup for the July 8th date of Common Ground Music Festival this coming summer is out of control. Check out the full lineup for the day below after the jump.

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The Front Bottoms Murder Kevin Devine In “Blackflip” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 13, 2014

The Front Bottoms have released a new music video for “Backflip” that features a quick cameo from Kevin Devine before the singer gets murdered. Poor guy. Watch the video here via Noisey or below after the jump.

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The Front Bottoms, POTUSA EU/UK Tour Routing Update

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 13, 2014

The Front Bottoms and The Presidents Of The United States Of America are touring Europe and the UK next week. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Brand New, Saves The Day Add The Front Bottoms To Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 30, 2014

Brand New and Saves The Day have added The Front Bottoms to their April UK tour. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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The Front Bottoms Announce SXSW Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 17, 2014

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The Front Bottoms have announced a tour down to SXSW with The So So Glos. Check out the dates below after the jump. 

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The Front Bottoms “Twin Size Mattress” Live Performance

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 24, 2013

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Check out The Front Bottoms playing “Twin Size Mattress” while opening for Brand New this past weekend below after the jump.

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POZ 10Of’13: The Front Bottoms, Tiny Moving Parts

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 17, 2013

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PropertyOfZack is happy to be bringing you another 10Of’13 End Of The Year List from The Front Bottoms and Tiny Moving Parts. Check out their 10Of’13s lists below after the jump! 

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