Acoustic Alley: The Front Bottoms

The Front Bottoms came to us sometime last Summer via a new friend at Bar-None Records and I (personally) haven’t quit championing them since. That being said, I’m doing my best not be be completely biased and in favor of everything they do, but they have not let me down yet.

The duo (plus touring musician and friend Drew Villafuerte) of Brian Sella & Matt Uychich burst out of the New Jersey indie scene last year with the release of their first full length, self titled album and haven’t slowed down since. After a somewhat DIY tour down the East Coast last fall, the band was picked up by Andrew Ellis at Paradigm and things snowballed from their. Months later and they’ve played at SXSW, toured with Say Anything, Kevin Devine, Fake Problems, Emperor X and tons of others and they’ve got Europe on their calendar for later this year.

They recently played at Mercer University’s annual free music festival, Bearstock, and had an amazing reception. Following the show, we headed down the street to a house of a friend, made our way onto the roof, and filmed three more songs with them for our Acoustic Alley series. You might possibly remember their first AA session from last September where they hiked up a 4 story parking deck while playing one of their songs, but this new session is quite simple; an all white roof top, minimal percussion and a group of people that tagged along from the park. Brian runs through an older (brand new to all of us) song the band has been playing on their recent tours called “Twelve Feet Deep” and then is joined by Matt for two songs from their full length. Enjoy!

– Sean Pritchard

The Front Bottoms – “Twelve Feet Deep”

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The Front Bottoms – “Father”

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The Front Bottoms – “Swimming Pool”

[youtube id=OLGNSUyUaio showinfo=0] will be releasing an exclusive, mixed version of their ENTIRE set from Bearstock 2012 in the coming weeks, along with videos from the set. Watch out for that!