The Front Bottoms are back with their much anticipated new album, You Are Who You Hang Out With, their first release since 2020's In Sickness & In Flames.
Comprised of Brian Sella on guitar and vocals and Mathew Uychich on drums, the Front Bottoms have won over audiences worldwide with their raw honesty and emotional urgency. Their music delves into the complexities of human experiences, tackling everything from heartache to uncertainty. With You Are Who You Hang Out With, they continue to build upon their signature sound, creating anthems that resonate deeply with fans.
The lead single, "Outlook," encapsulates everything that makes the band unique and beloved. Opening with an acoustic arpeggio reminiscent of their self-titled era, the track swiftly transitions into a Back On Top era jam session. Frontman Brian Sella's distinctive vocals, which have only grown more charming over the last 15 years, soar atop backing harmonies, guiding the sonic exploration in every direction. Drummer Mathew Uychich keeps up a blistering pace, propelling the song towards its triumphant climax. Prior to the album's release, the band gifted fans with the single "Punching Bag," accompanied by an official music video filmed and directed by Sella himself. With it, the Front Bottoms continue to demonstrate their creative prowess and commitment to delivering meaningful experiences to their fans.
The Front Bottoms don’t just have a new album for fans to devour, there’s much more going on with them throughout the year. Coinciding with the tenth anniversary of their breakthrough album Talon Of The Hawk, they kicked off a celebratatory headlining tour in the spring, where they are performed the record in its entirety each night. In addition, they have also unveiled the You Are Who You Hang Out With tour, featuring support from Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band, Vundabar, and Slothrust. Kicked off in St. Louis, MO on August 1st, the tour promises to be an electrifying experience for fans. A special album release show at Colorado's iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on August 4th is among the tour's highlights, with Say Anything and Kevin Devine joining as special guests for an unforgettable night.
As the Front Bottoms take the stage once again, their music continues to serve as a poignant soundtrack to the human experience, delving into the depths of emotion and connecting with listeners on a profound level. With their latest album and tour, the band showcases their evolution while staying true to the essence that has made them a beloved force in the alt-rock music scene.