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The Front Bottoms Fight Suburban Hometown Blues in ‘Funny You Should Ask’ Video

East Coast pop-punks tour U.S. through July

picture-18547-1390524318Kyle McGovern // July 23, 2013

New Jersey duo Front Bottoms excel at crafting folk-inflected pop-punk, songs occupied by characters that are too smart (and too sensitive) for their own good. Take “Funny You Should Ask,” a sweet yet snarling highlight from the Garden State duo’s latest album, the recently released Talon of the Hawk. “C’mon Chelsea / Speak a little French on me,” sings lead guitarist Brian Sella. “Heard you spent two whole semesters drinking wine / While I was stuck in Jersey / Trying to save some money / Guess I’m just another thing you left behind.”

Now the two have shared a video for the track, one that finds Sella and drummer Matt Uychich holed up — where else — at home, playing music and keeping their pet alligator company. Watch it above, find tour dates below, and grab Talon of the Hawk via iTunes.

Front Bottoms tour dates: 

July 23 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s
July 24 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House 
July 25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome  
July 26 – Nashville, TN @ The End
July 27 – Macon, GA @ Bragg Jam @ The 567 Center
July 28 – Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundrolounge
July 29 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel
August 30 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony