The Arc Agency, Premier Concerts, and Manic Presents:
The Front Bottoms
Basement, Bad Bad Hats
Fri, October 20, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
College Street Music Hall.
New Haven, CT
$23.50 - $35.00
This event is all ages
This event is General Admission Standing Room on the Floor and Reserved Seated in the Balcony.
With every online ticket purchased for the Front Bottoms, you’ll receive a standard digital copy of their new album ‘Going Grey’. Instructions on how to redeem your copy will be sent via email on the album’s release date of 10/13/2017. For ticket purchases made after the album release, you will receive instructions 5-7 days after your order is placed.https://www.manicpresents.com/event/1546279/
Produced by The Front Bottoms and Nick Furlong at studios in London, Texas, California, New Jersey, and Connecticut, GOING GREY will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, September 8th. The album is heralded by the lead track, “Raining,” available today at all DSPs and streaming services. In addition, the track’s official music video – directed by Ryan Baxley - is streaming now exclusively on The Fader.
GOING GREY finds The Front Bottoms embracing the impermanence of life and finding flexibility in the face of change. Having relocated band headquarters to the coastal New Jersey community of Asbury Park during the demoing stages of the album, GOING GREY sees the band acknowledging the nostalgia of simpler times with admiration, while welcoming the inevitable unknowns of life.
Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Brian Sella and drummer Mathew Uychich, the New Jersey-based band made their Fueled By Ramen debut with 2015’s acclaimed studio album, “BACK ON TOP,” highlighted by singles “HELP” and “Cough It Out” – the latter named by NPR Music as one of its “Favorite Songs Of 2015.” The album earned copious critical attention, with NOISEY declaring “What really hits home with The Front Bottoms is the ragged honesty and raw wound emotional urgency of the songs.” The A.V. Club praised The Front Bottoms’ “steady maturation,” noting the band had “the confidence to eschew jangling crises for a quieter set of contemplations.” SPIN applauded the album’s “fuller sound,” suggesting, “Signing to Fueled By Ramen gave them the opportunity to further polish their winning melodies and conversational lyrics.”
Hailed by NPR’s All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen as “one of the absolute ten best American bands in a live situation,” The Front Bottoms celebrated “BACK ON TOP” with nearly non-stop touring, including sold out headline runs and widely applauded sets at such American festies as Lollapalooza, ACL Music Festival, Panorama, Boston Calling, Shaky Knees, and Coachella (where Rolling Stone declared them among the “30 Best Things We Saw At Coachella 2016”). In addition, The Front Bottoms made a number of high profile TV appearances, among them NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers.
As primary songwriter, Kerry's perspective is the guiding force behind Bad Bad Hats. In her early teens, Kerry's family moved away from her childhood home in Birmingham, Alabama. As the new kid at a new school, Alexander began writing songs to temper her loneliness and take up the time. Inspired by popular female songwriters of the 90s, notably Alanis Morissette, Kim Deal, and Letters to Cleo's Kay Hanley, Kerry developed a unique songwriting voice of her own. She embraces classic melodies and simple arrangements, and does not shy away from emotive lyrics. It's Kerry's party and she'll cry if she wants to.
Bolstered by the experimental touches of the album's producer, Brett Bullion, Psychic Reader draws from the influences of all three members, exploring a number of musical styles over the course of 33 minutes. Kerry's strong vocals and lyrical sensibilities tie the songs together as a cohesive unit, making for an album that is both surprising and universal.
College Street Music Hall.
238 College Street
New Haven, CT, 06510