I think the best way to describe this review is this may be my first album review so if the album doesn’t sale please let The Front Bottoms know I tried my hardest to make this make people want to buy their album but with Kanye West killing the game with his projections of his new single on side of buildings is something in the future maybe we could connect on (With Kanye) and I can try to see if I can pull some projectors out of my hinny to help with promotions. Kanye, his money, and his baby Mama are helping to push that. Might I suggest trying to get involved with one of the teen mom girls and trying to get on to that show. I feel like we could see a blossom in popularity in this area, you could call it the unexplored area of marketing. Just get on 16 and pregnant and you are golden Front Bottoms.
So after that rant I feel like I should give you something to take away from this and why you should give this release a try if you are looking for something new or haven’t heard of The Front Bottoms but I have time warp you for a moment so can get the authenticity of where I am coming from to help to convince you to give “Talon of the Hawk” a shot.
The journey of The Front Bottoms started with an end of the list top 90 or 10 of the albums David Stringer talked about. I try my best to listen to Dave but when we are together I end up crying because when you are bold brothers you either cry or just bask in the glory of what gold brings to your world or you leave with no emotions. So in saying that Dave said this was an album that would not leave his cd player (I found it weird he had a cd player but I went with it.) I’m glad through the tears that I was able to take on their first official release because it was something that I needed in that time of my life. We all have those albums. I still tear up a bit when I hear “Jude Law and the Semester abroad” music connects with us and it’s a nice cry I’m willing to accept. When Mags is feeling sad I turn on “The Beers” and scream out
“ I will remember that summer as the summer I was taking steroids and I like you”
Now have a taken steroids? Not yet but it’s a running joke that connects us and I wouldn’t change it. If Mags was looking for a man with muscles I wouldn’t have been married for almost 2 and a half years. I just can’t find out where I can find the steroids. Long story but the police always seem to get involved. It’s a pretty big bummer.
So now what I am sure you want to hear “Why should I waste my hard earned money to buy this new release? What does it have that I can’t find in the newest Justin Bieber single or and album from All Get Out when they get a chance to release new material?” I could give you a whole list of why you should do something thing but I am finding that when I tell people what to do they could give a rats butthole about it and because I told them to check it out they won’t but here are the reason’s I like it and if you think you could like it I would say check it out.
1. The Front Bottoms have grown and I hate that. I want my bands to release the same album with different lyrics so I can pretend they haven’t grown and I can live with innovation but I prefer no growth to come at all.
2. It’s a great album. The boys have grown and some of the stand out tracks to me that are worth spotifying just to give them a chance. are “ Twin Size Mattress”, “Swear to God the Devil Made me do it”, and “Funny You Should Ask” These are just a blueprint. I think you should give the whole album a shot but these are my stand out tracks.
So that’s my pitch and review. I think that this is an album of growth in a way that doesn’t go to far from where they started. I could be wrong but it’s not like what happened with Taking Back Sunday and all of the dreams they crushed when they released "Make for Damn Sure" came with that release.
If you liked the first album I would like to say you would enjoy this album but I want you to come to your own conclusion with it.
Have you had a chance to listen to it? What did you think? I love to get in giant fight on twitter so please tweet me at @hilibofas.
I hope this at least sparks your interests in the release and if fails to take a moment to check out the Video for "Twin Size Mattress" below