Having recently announced details of their widely anticipated new album, In Sickness & In Flames, today The Front Bottoms have shared “Fairbanks, Alaska,” a brand-new single off the forthcoming LP. “Fairbanks, Alaska” is available now on all streaming platforms and is joined by a Caleb B. Kuntz directed official music video. The clip, which was shot on location in Fairbanks, AK, captures the natural beauty of a community that made a lasting impact on the band when they toured through the territory in 2015. In Sickness & In Flames arrives everywhere on August 21st.
Detailing their forthcoming new LP the band elaborated: “When you listen to this, we definitely want you to feel the anxiety. There are some pretty rock and roll songs and heavy moments on In Sickness & In Flames. We hope the tension comes across. We went through all of these unbelievable life changes, and then all of these insane things happened in the world. If you get anything out of it, we want it to be that creativity can basically solve any problem and will save us.”
To celebrate the release of In Sickness & In Flames, The Front Bottoms will host a virtual album listening event on Friday, August 21st at 5:00PM ET at www.InSicknessAndInFlames.com. Fans will be able to logon and stream In Sickness & In Flames alongside an accompanying film which the band has created for the album. Following the release of their new album, The Front Bottoms will perform a pair of drive-in concerts later this month. Scheduled for August 23rd in Philadelphia, PA and August 27th in Oceanport, NJ, the concert series will see The Front Bottoms performing live for fans socially distanced in their cars and following state recommended health protocols. The Philadelphia date will be held in the parking lot of Citizens Bank Park as part of their “Live-In Drive-In” concert programming, while the New Jersey date will take place at Monmouth Park Racetrack for the nonprofit Count Basie Center’s “Drive-In Live” series. For tickets, safety guidelines and more information on the upcoming drive-in concerts, please visit www.thefrontbottoms.com.
In Sickness & In Flames, which was produced by Mike Sapone, follows the band’s acclaimed 2017 LP Going Grey and features the celebrated singles “montgomery forever,” “camouflage,” and “everyone blooms.” The twelve-song collection finds the duo of Brian Sella and Mathew Uychich celebrating life and purging angst through introspection. Stereogum praised “montgomery forever” as “a big, soaring song about nostalgia and mental illness,” while FLOOD celebrated the track for reflecting, “a greater sign of the moment, of unrest and the sense that everything is crumbling around us through its alt-rock rhythms and effortlessly pragmatic storytelling.” The FADER declared “camouflage” “a celebration of sorts for a band perennially on the fringes of a major breakthrough,” while UPROXX placed “everyone blooms” in their ‘Best New Indie Music’ round-up. The Front Bottoms also recently launched “Ukulele Versions” of both “camouflage” and “everyone blooms” on their Bandcamp which raised a total of $10,000.00 in funds for The Center for Cultural Power, a women of color, artist-led organization, inspiring artists and culture makers to imagine a world where power is distributed equitably.
Having had to cancel a spring headline tour as well as summer co-headline dates with Jimmy Eat World due to the ongoing pandemic, The Front Bottoms have taken to Twitch to broadcast short films and live performances on their official channel – www.Twitch.tv/TheFrontBottomsMusic. For more information on upcoming events and archived streams, visit The Front Bottoms’ official Twitch channel.