The Front Bottoms end their AVC Session with the appropriately titled “Grand Finale”

Welcome back to AVC Sessions, our series where we bring in an artist, band, musician, singer, rapper, etc. to perform three of their tracks. This round, New Jersey duo The Front Bottoms join us in the studio to play a few songs from their well-received sixth studio album, Going Grey. In this video, the band ends its…

The Front Bottoms throw up “Peace Sign” and a middle finger in their latest AVC Session

Welcome back to AVC Sessions, our series where we bring in an artist, band, musician, singer, rapper, etc. to perform three of their tracks. This round, New Jersey duo The Front Bottoms join us in the studio to play a few songs from their well-received sixth studio album, Going Grey. In this video from their session,…

The Front Bottoms kick off their AVC Session with the nostalgia-laden “Vacation Town”

Welcome back to AVC Sessions, our series where we bring in an artist, band, musician, singer, rapper, etc. to perform three of their own tracks. This round, New Jersey duo The Front Bottoms join us in the studio to play a few tracks from their well-received sixth studio album, Going Grey. In the first video from their…

The Front Bottoms swap raw nerves for technical complexity on Going Grey

New Jersey duo The Front Bottoms—Brian Sella and Mat Uychich—have spent years eluding genre, with “folk punk” about as close (or far off) as it gets. Its newest LP, Going Grey, is another artful and intentional dodge, at turns bopping and contemplative, synth-y, and cathartic, where caustic declarations like “I hate…

St. Vincent, Beck (finally), Wu-Tang, and more albums to expect this October

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to review sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out…

A GWAR book, some vomit-inducing jelly beans, and The Front Bottoms

Harry Potter fans will love this one; have you ever wished those vile jellybeans from that Hogsmeade shop were real? Leave it to the Jelly Belly people to make it so. They’ve already come out with a collection of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans, which combines regular flavors with the gruesome ones made famous in…