Following on from their hugely successful major Australian tour earlier this year, New Jersey indie rockers The Front Bottoms have announced the release of their new album Going Grey, for Friday, October 13.
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 8. The album is heralded by the lead track,Raining, available now at all DSPs and streaming services.
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 singlesHELP 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.”