The Front Bottoms Interview

We recently met up with Brian Sella and Matt Uychich of The Front Bottoms before their show at The Basement. The interview was filmed in their van because here at Writers Talk we are all about participatory journalism!

The Front Bottoms are an indie-pop-punk-rock-dance duo from New Jersey, and yes, dropping their music into a single genre “bin” is exactly that challenging. The band released their self-titled album last September on Bar/None Records, and are currently on tour with Say Anything, Kevin Devine and Fake Problems.

The full interview can be heard here; we talk about Tom DeLonge, maturing out of releasing garbage, and how they classify their music. Plus, Brian and Matt tell us the story behind their song “Rhode Island”, which I’m not sure you could make up,

“‘Do you guys know the best way to bike through NYC?’…He had this backpack full of just prescription pills and drugs.”

For the whole story, watch this excerpt of our in-van interview with Brian and Matt in which they also talk about their budget for music videos, album art, and more.

Tune in to WCRS on Monday (4/9) at 7 pm, and WCBE on Wednesday (4/11) at 8 pm to hear more of our conversation. In the meantime, check out The Front Bottoms’ video for “Maps”:

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