The Front Bottoms Debut “Punching Bag” Video

The Front Bottoms Debut "Punching Bag" Video
The Front Bottoms Album Art by Ryan Draybuck

The Front Bottoms have shared “Punching Bag,” a their forthcoming album You Are Who You Hang Out With, available August 4th via Fueled By Ramen. “Punching Bag” is accompanied by an official music video filmed / produced by the band’s own Brian Sella and edited by Dad Filmed It.

Commenting on the new music video, Sella remarked, “I want to give a big thank you to my neighbor Nick for being such a good sport and helping make this video – we were both genuinely excited to make it. Also, I want to thank David Rodriguez (Dad Filmed It) down in Florida for editing the video and making it look professional. I made this video because I really love the song and it felt like a special opportunity to create some visuals for it. I really hope everyone enjoys it and I hope this video inspires everybody to believe in themselves and stay creative.”

Recorded in multi-week spurts with producer Mike Sapone, both in The Front Bottoms’ New Jersey studio and Ghost Hit Recording in Massachusetts, You Are Who You Hang Out With is available for pre-order today [Album Art / Track Listing Below]. The album includes both “Punching Bag” and “Outlook,” the latter of which arrived earlier this year alongside an official music video directed / edited by Dad Filmed It.

For New Jersey’s The Front Bottoms’ forthcoming new album You Are Who You Hang Out With, having complete and utter fun took top priority for the duo of Brian Sella and Mat Uychich. It’s this carefree and laid-back mindset that colored the sessions for You Are Who You Hang Out With. Armed with the duo’s signature anthemic melodies, take-no-prisoners lyrics and tight musical interplay, every spin of the album is a chance to peek behind the curtain at two friends having one hell of a time doing what they do best. “Oh yeah, it had to be fun for us,” says Uychich of the freewheeling, oft-emotional sessions that resulted in You Are You Who Hang Out With. “Also, we said numerous times that we needed to make it sound like The Front Bottoms.” To hear Sella tell it, things had to feel comfortable for he and Uychich. Because, sure, they could get self-serious about their craft. But The Front Bottoms have never been that band. “So we had to keep it natural,” Sella says of the process that resulted in a stunning 10-track album full of explosive hooks and even harder-hitting melodies “Don’t force anything and just let the songs develop the way they develop. That’s just the way it’s meant to be.”

Later this August The Front Bottoms will kick off Part 1 of their “You Are Who You Hang Out With Tour” featuring special guests Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band, which includes a special album release show at Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre happening August 4th. Part 2 (9/15 – 10/1) will feature support from Vundabar and see the band performing two-night stands at Boston’s Roadrunner and Philadelphia’s Franklin Music Hall. Part 3 (10/20 – 11/11) kicks off on the west coast with Slothrust supporting.

The Front Bottoms
You Are Who You Hang Out With
Fueled By Ramen

1. Emotional
2. Outlook
3. Punching Bag
4. Clear Path
5. Not Joking
6. Paris
7. Fake Gold
8. Brick
9. Batman
10. Finding Your Way Home

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