The Front Bottoms @ NYC's Mercury Lounge, February 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)

New Jersey's The Front Bottoms are set to release the follow-up to their 2011 debut, self-titled LP, called Talon of the Hawk, on May 21 via Bar/None Records. Earlier this week, they revealed the album's lead single "Twin Size Mattress" in the form of a tour-footage-centric music video. Frontman Brian Sella's great, nasally voice is featured prominently in the track, inviting comparisons to mewithoutYou's Aaron Weiss, The Weakerthans' John K. Samson, and Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison. Sella's got some great lyrics too, like "This is for the snakes and the people they bite, for the friends I've made, for the sleepless nights," and he manages to cram a ton of them into "Twin Size Mattress." You can check out the video for the track at the bottom of this post.

The Front Bottoms will be embarking on a summer U.S. tour in support of their new album. That tour includes a performance at Subterranean on June 27 with A Great Big Pile of Leaves. Tickets the Chicago show go on sale this coming Thursday (4/4) at noon CST.

All Front Bottoms tour dates and their new video for "Twin Size Mattress" are below...

The Front Bottoms - "Twin Size Mattress"

The Front Bottoms -- 2013 Tour Dates
April 17 Hare & Houds - Birmingham, UK
April 18 King Tut's - Glasglow, UK
April 19 Cockpit 3 - Leeds, UK
April 20 Hit The Deck - Bristol, UK
April 21 Hit the Deck - Nottingham, UK
April 22 Roadhouse - Manchester, UK
April 23 Barfly - London, UK
April 24 Exhaus - Teir, Germany
April 25 Molotow - Hamburg, Germany
April 26 Monster Bash - Munich, Germany
April 27 Monster Bash - Berlin, Germany
April 28 Groezrock - Meerhout, Belgium
June 1st Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell's
June 2nd Washington, DC - Black Cat
June 4th Norfolk, VA - Jewish Mother Backstage
June 5th Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
June 6th Jacksonville, FL - Roc Bar
June 7th Orlando, FL - Will's Pub
June 8th Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, GA
June 10th Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
June 11th Austin, TX - Mohawk
June 13th Phoenix, AZ - The Rhythm Room
June 14th San Diego, CA - House of Blues
June 15th Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
June 16th San Francisco, CA - Brick and Mortar Music Hall
June 18th Portland, OR - Backspace
June 19th Seattle, WA - The Vera Project
June 21st Salt Lake City, UT - The Shred Shed
June 22nd Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
June 23rd Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Music Hall
June 24th St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
June 26th Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN
June 27th Chicago, IL - Subterranean
June 28th Pontiac, MI - Pike Room
June 29th Akron, OH - Musica
June 30th Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moose
July 1st Buffalo, NY - The Waiting Room
July 2nd Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
July 10th Hamden, CT - The Space
July 12th New York, NY - Webster Hall
July 13th Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair

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