Hot Chocolate Tour '14
The Front Bottoms
You Blew It!, It Looks Sad
400 W. Tremont Ave.
Charlotte, NC, 28203
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
The Front Bottoms
With the finish line of their very first US national headline tour in sight, THE FRONT BOTTOMS debut their new video for “Funny You Should Ask” off of their critically-acclaimed new albumTalon of the Hawk. SPIN premiered the video earlier this week. After wrapping up their US dates with a headline show at the iconic Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, the band will head overseas for a Fall headline tour throughout Europe then hit the ground running on Canadian soil for a handful of headline shows.
“This was the first time Brian held a snake,” exclaims drummer Mat Uychich, which might give you an idea of their all-star cast. To maintain their quirkiness, the video starts off with a tarantula crawlingup a guitar neck followed by numerous cameos by an alligator, a turtle, dog and multiple snakes. It can be seen here: http://www.spin.com/articles/front-bottoms-funny-you-should-ask-video/.
Their new hook-filled, anthemic, and conversational album Talon of the Hawk was released on May21, 2013 via seminal indie label Bar/None Records. It debuted on seven different Billboard charts (#144 Top Current Albums, #3 Top New Artist, #2 Alternative New Artist, #30 Independent Record Label, #97 Overall Digital Albums, #18 LP Vinyl Albums, #32 Current Alternative Albums).American Songwriter called it “…epic and unruly all at once…”, Punknews suggests you should “Let yourself find your new favorite lyrics”, and Alternative Press assures that “The Front Bottoms will soundtrack your life until it’s like you’ve never been without them”.
The Front Bottoms self-titled debut still ranks as one of the most positively-reviewed albums of the last two years, garnering major attention from NPR, LA Times, MTV, Huffington Post, Filter,DRUM, Aquarian Weekly, AOL, Star-Ledger, etc., propelling the band to tour with Bad Books, Say Anything, New Found Glory, Motion City Soundtrack, Dashboard Confessio nal, among many others.
The Front Bottoms is Brian Sella (vocals/guitar), Mathew Uychich (drums), Tom Warren (bass), and Ciaran O’Donnel (keys/trumpet/guitar). Talon of the Hawk was released via Bar/None Records on May 21, 2013.
You Blew It!
You Blew It! might be one of the last great hold-outs in the emo revival that took over the last decade. More sane than Algernon Cadwallader, less sonically-spacious than Cap'n Jazz, YBI! cherrypicks from 90's emo and indie in a fashion that many have aimed for but few have achieved. These cat-loving, taco-eating dudes have been holding it down in their native Orlando scene since February 2009. Since then, they've had enough lineup changes to see something like twelve members come and go all while completing four out-of-state tours and a few notable gigs with The Get Up Kids. They have two releases under their belts, including a self-released, self-titled EP in 2009 and The Past In Present EP in the following year (Good Friends Records). Their upcoming full-length, Grow Up, Dude, will be released in April 2012.
It Looks Sad
It Looks Sad. originally began playing shows in early 2012 under the name It Looks Sad, That's Why I Said It's You. After a few line-up shifts the band emerged in late 2013 under the shortened name, It Looks Sad. In the Winter of 2013 the band recorded a handful of shimmering, sharp guitar pop / post-punk songs that echo the influence of bands like Surfer Blood and Beach Fossils. Along with the shortened moniker, It Looks Sad. professes a leaner, more straight-forward approach with their new material. The band's live show is also something to behold as their songs are given a bit more power and room to breathe. Hometown label, Tiny Engines, will release the band's proper Self-Titled debut in the Summer of 2014.