The Front Bottoms Drop Bittersweet New Single, "Raining"
The Front Bottoms have been churning out high-energy, brooding anthems for over a decade. With 5 full-length records and 6 EPs under their belt, the New Jersey boys aren't slowing down any time soon.
In anticipation of their upcoming album, Going Grey, dropping on October 13th with their label Fueled By Ramen, The Front Bottoms have just released their brand new single, "Raining," along with an immediate music video accompaniment.
"Raining" has the components of all TFB's tunes: woozy vocals, raw confessions told with tongue-in-cheek lyrics, heavy swells of multi-instrumentation. Here, though, they take it one step further by doing it with percussive pauses and howls of harmony, all keeping in perfect time. You'll be yelling the hook -- "on the outside I was fine but on the inside I was all torn up" -- long after the song ends, but the rapid pulses of drum beats and dazzles of low bass won't be forgotten either. On "Raining," The Front Bottoms tell a brief story of mental health -- its champions, its sufferers, and its process, all introduced in three minutes courtesy of folk-rock rhythms, emotional delivery, bittersweet lyrics, and their signature sing-along magic.
10/19 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/20 - New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
10/21 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/22 - Buffalo, NY @ Riverworks
10/24 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
10/25 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/26 - Chicago, IL @ The Metro
10/27 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
10/28 - Columbus, OH @ Express Live
10/29 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
10/31 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
11/1 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
11/3 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
11/4 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
11/6 - San Francisco @ The Regency Ballroom
11/7 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
11/10 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11/11 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
11/12 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
11/14 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
11/15 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
11/16 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
11/18 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/19 - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
11/21 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
11/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
11/24 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
11/25 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Photo courtesy of Fueled By Ramen (press)