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* GenreBusting: Good luck figuring out how to label them beyond just indie (TheOtherWiki labels them as “acoustic-dance-indie-punk”). Almost every time they’re asked to describe their music, they come up with something different

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* GenreBusting: Good luck figuring out how to label them beyond just indie (TheOtherWiki (Wiki/TheOtherWiki labels them as “acoustic-dance-indie-punk”). Almost every time they’re asked to describe their music, they come up with something different


An indie band from Bergen County, New Jersey. Originally formed in 2006 as a three piece consisting of guitarist/singer Brian Sella, drummer Mathew Uychich, and keyboardist Brian Uychich. Since 2010, the band has officially consisted of just Brian Sella and Mat Uychich. They currently play and tour with Tom Warren and Ciaran O'Donnell. They’re notable for their somewhat humorous [[{{SelfDeprecation}} self-deprecating]] lyrics, using voicemails from friends in their songs, and being from [[{{NewJersey}} Jersey]]

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An indie band from Bergen County, New Jersey.UsefulNotes/NewJersey. Originally formed in 2006 as a three piece consisting of guitarist/singer Brian Sella, drummer Mathew Uychich, and keyboardist Brian Uychich. Since 2010, the band has officially consisted of just Brian Sella and Mat Uychich. They currently play and tour with Tom Warren and Ciaran O'Donnell. They’re notable for their somewhat humorous [[{{SelfDeprecation}} self-deprecating]] lyrics, using voicemails from friends in their songs, and being from [[{{NewJersey}} Jersey]]
Jersey.


* SexAsARiteOfPassage – A darker take in "The Cops"

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* SexAsARiteOfPassage SexAsRiteOfPassage – A darker take in "The Cops"


They've released two albums and an EP on Hoboken label Bar/None Records, 2011's ''the Front Bottoms'', 2013's ''Talon of the Hawk'' and 2014's EP "Rose". Prior to signing, they self-released 2 eps and 2 full-lengths.


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They've released two three albums and an EP on Hoboken label Bar/None Records, 2011's ''the Front Bottoms'', 2013's ''Talon of the Hawk'' and Hawk'', 2014's EP "Rose"."Rose", and 2015's "Back On Top". Prior to signing, they self-released 2 eps and 2 full-lengths.


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* ArchnemesisDad: In ''Father'' "I have this dream where I am hitting my dad with a baseball bat// And he is crying and screaming for help// and maybe halfway through it becomes more about me killing him// Than it ever did protecting myself"


They've released two albums on Hoboken label Bar/None Records, 2011's ''the Front Bottoms'' and 2013's ''Talon of the Hawk'' Prior to signing, they self-released 2 eps and 2 full-lengths.


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They've released two albums and an EP on Hoboken label Bar/None Records, 2011's ''the Front Bottoms'' and Bottoms'', 2013's ''Talon of the Hawk'' and 2014's EP "Rose". Prior to signing, they self-released 2 eps and 2 full-lengths.



In 2011, they released their first official album, ''the Front Bottoms'', on Hoboken label Bar/None Records. Prior to signing, they self-released 2 eps and 2 full-lengths.

They’re set to release their second full-length, ''Talon of the Hawk'', May 21st, also on Bar/None


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In 2011, they They've released their first official album, ''the Front Bottoms'', two albums on Hoboken label Bar/None Records. Records, 2011's ''the Front Bottoms'' and 2013's ''Talon of the Hawk'' Prior to signing, they self-released 2 eps and 2 full-lengths.

They’re set to release their second full-length, ''Talon of the Hawk'', May 21st, also on Bar/None




* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Don’t let Mat’s laid back appearance or very basic drum kit fool you, he can play pretty rough

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* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Don’t let Mat’s laid back appearance or very Mat might use a pretty basic drum kit fool you, kit, but he can play plays pretty roughrough. He also has a tendency to make makeshift drums from whatever's around



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Brian and Mat beyond qualify. They've lived together, worked together, slept in the same bed, are completely comfortable more or less cuddling, and talk very fondly of one another in interviews. Mat even has a tattoo of Brian’s face (from their album cover) on his chest
* IAmTheBand: Averted. Despite the fact Brian is both the singer and lyricist, Mat still tends to get a pretty equal amount of airtime in interviews and sessions, as well as contributing to the songwriting. Their touring members also tend to get significant air time
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: What their self-released albums have become. ''I Hate My Friends'' and ''My Grandma vs. Pneumonia'' are relatively easy to find, but ''Brothers Can’t Be Friends'' and their assorted extra songs can be more difficult. Recently, fans have been setting up folders on sites like Mediafire to help people locate them

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Brian and Mat beyond qualify.Mat. They've lived together, worked together, slept in the same bed, are completely comfortable more or less cuddling, and talk very fondly of one another in interviews. Mat even has a tattoo of Brian’s face (from their album cover) on his chest
* IAmTheBand: Averted. Despite the fact Brian is both the singer and lyricist, Mat still tends to get represented a pretty equal amount of airtime in interviews lot (even if he doesn't talk much) and sessions, as well as contributing contributes a lot to the songwriting. Their touring members Tom and Ciaran also tend to get significant air time
time as of late
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: What their self-released albums have become. ''I Hate My Friends'' and ''My Grandma vs. Pneumonia'' are relatively easy to find, but ''Brothers Can’t Be Friends'' and their assorted extra songs can be more difficult. Recently, fans have been setting up folders on sites like Mediafire or uploading the albums to Youtube to help people locate them


* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Some fans can be pretty insistent about the proper spelling of Mat’s name, as it’s Mathew/Mat, not Matthew/Matt. He doesn't seem to care


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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Some fans can be pretty insistent about the proper spelling of Mat’s name, Mat's name as it’s Mathew/Mat, not Matthew/Matt. He doesn't seem to care




* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable: The combination of Brian’s very North Jersey accent and his tendency to elongate words sometimes leads to this, especially in live performances where he changes lines without changing the music

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* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable: The combination of Brian’s very North Jersey accent and his tendency to elongate words sometimes leads can lead to this, especially in live performances where he changes lines without changing the music



* GratuitousForeignLanguage: The narrator of "Au Revoir (Adios)" unnecessarily uses basic French to try and insult the woman in the song (by implying she's stupid). She proceeds to throw it right back at him, but with Spanish

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* GratuitousForeignLanguage: The narrator of "Au Revoir (Adios)" unnecessarily uses basic French to try and insult the woman in the song (by implying she's stupid). She proceeds to throw it right back at him, but with Spanish



* LyricalShoehorn: The structure of the songs seems to be 'finish the music, then jam the lyrics in'. It's more obvious when they play live, where they sometimes add to the lyrics and stretch some parts out longer than they should be
* NonAppearingTitle: On their self-titled: "Looking like You Just Woke Up", "The Boredom Is The Reason I Started Swimming. It's Also The Reason I Started Sinking.", "Legit Tattoo Gun", "Hooped Earrings". "Backflip"

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* LyricalShoehorn: The structure of the songs seems to be 'finish the music, then jam the lyrics in'. It's more obvious when they play live, where they sometimes add to the lyrics and stretch some parts out longer than they should be
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* NonAppearingTitle: On their self-titled: "Looking like You Just Woke Up", "The Boredom Is The Reason I Started Swimming. It's Also The Reason I Started Sinking.", "Legit Tattoo Gun", "Hooped Earrings". On Talon there's "The Feud", "Lone Star", "Backflip"



* OneWordTitle: Flashlight, Maps, Mountain, Father, Bathtub, Skeleton, Peach, Backflip

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* OneWordTitle: Flashlight, Maps, Mountain, Father, Bathtub, Skeleton, Peach, Backflip"Flashlight", "Maps", "Mountain", "Father", "Bathtub", "Skeleton", "Peach", "Backflip"



* SexAsARiteOfPassage – A darker take in "The Cops" with the chorus of "The first time I had sex it was a stranger in a bathroom. My friends were right, and since that day it felt the same."

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* SexAsARiteOfPassage – A darker take in "The Cops" with the chorus of Cops"
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"The first time I had sex it was a stranger in a bathroom. My friends were right, and since that day it it's felt the same."


* ThoseTwoGuys: Brian and Mat are the only constant members


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* ThoseTwoGuys: Brian and Mat are the only constant members





* LongTitle: "The Boredom Is The Reason I Started Swimming. It's Also The Reason I Started Sinking"
* LyricalShoehorn: The structure of the songs seems to be 'finish the music, then jam the lyrics in'. More obvious in live songs where they sometimes add to the lyrics or stretch some parts out longer than they should be
* NonAppearingTitle: On their self-titled: "Looking like You Just Woke Up", "The Boredom Is The Reason I Started Swimming. It's Also The Reason I Started Sinking.", "Legit Tattoo Gun", "Hooped Earrings"

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* GratuitousForeignLanguage: The narrator of "Au Revoir (Adios)" unnecessarily uses basic French to try and insult the woman in the song (by implying she's stupid). She proceeds to throw it right back at him, but with Spanish
* LongTitle: "The Boredom Is The Reason I Started Swimming. It's Also The Reason I Started Sinking"
Sinking", "I Swear To God the Devil Made Me Do It"
* LyricalShoehorn: The structure of the songs seems to be 'finish the music, then jam the lyrics in'. More It's more obvious in live songs when they play live, where they sometimes add to the lyrics or and stretch some parts out longer than they should be
* NonAppearingTitle: On their self-titled: "Looking like You Just Woke Up", "The Boredom Is The Reason I Started Swimming. It's Also The Reason I Started Sinking.", "Legit Tattoo Gun", "Hooped Earrings"Earrings". "Backflip"



* OneWordTitle: Flashlight, Maps, Mountain, Father, Bathtub

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* OneWordTitle: Flashlight, Maps, Mountain, Father, BathtubBathtub, Skeleton, Peach, Backflip
*RockstarSong: Both “The Boredom Is The Reason…” and “Twin Size Mattress” are at least partially about touring and being in a band, but subvert this. The first talks about being stuck in a foreign country during the holidays alone due to touring. The second references the poor conditions they usually find themselves while on tour and how touring affects relationships



* UnrequitedLove: The bridge of "Swimming Pool", with the narrator being aware of it, and confused as to why they would be in love with him in the first place

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* UnrequitedLove: The bridge of "Swimming Pool", with the narrator being aware of it, and but confused as to why they would be in love with him in the first place



* WomenPreferStrongMen: the chorus of "The Beers" "and I will remember that summer as the summer I was taking steroids, 'cause you like a man with muscle, and I like you"

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* WomenPreferStrongMen: the chorus of "The Beers" Beers": "and I will remember that summer as the summer I was taking steroids, 'cause you like a man with muscle, and I like you"


An indie band from Bergen County, New Jersey. Originally formed in 2006 as a three piece consisting of guitarist/singer Brian Sella, drummer Mathew Uychich, and keyboardist Brian Uychich, the band now officially consists of just Brian Sella and Mat Uychich. They’re notable for their somewhat humorous [[{{SelfDeprecation}} self-deprecating]] lyrics, using voicemails from friends in their songs, and being from [[{{NewJersey}} Jersey]]

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An indie band from Bergen County, New Jersey. Originally formed in 2006 as a three piece consisting of guitarist/singer Brian Sella, drummer Mathew Uychich, and keyboardist Brian Uychich, Uychich. Since 2010, the band now has officially consists consisted of just Brian Sella and Mat Uychich.Uychich. They currently play and tour with Tom Warren and Ciaran O'Donnell. They’re notable for their somewhat humorous [[{{SelfDeprecation}} self-deprecating]] lyrics, using voicemails from friends in their songs, and being from [[{{NewJersey}} Jersey]]



They’re set to release their second full-length sometime in May, also on Bar/None


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They’re set to release their second full-length sometime in May, full-length, ''Talon of the Hawk'', May 21st, also on Bar/None




* GenreBusting: Good luck figuring out how to label them beyond just indie (TheOtherWiki labels them as “acoustic-dance-indie-punk”). Almost every time they’re asked to describe their music, they come up with something different



* IAmTheBand: Averted. Despite the fact Brian is both the singer and lyricist, Mat still tends to get a pretty equal amount of airtime in interviews and sessions, as well as contributing to the songwriting
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: What their self released albums have become. I Hate My Friends and My Grandma vs. Pneumonia are relatively easy to find, but Brothers Can’t Be Friends and their assorted extra songs can be more difficult. Recently, fans have been setting up folders on sites like Mediafire to help people locate them
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Good luck figuring out how to label them beyond just indie (TheOtherWiki labels them as “acoustic-dance-indie-punk”. Almost every time they’re asked to describe their music, they come up with something different
* OldShame: Most of their self-released material seems to be this. The only songs they’re likely to ever play from anything prior to Slow Dance to Soft Rock are "12 Feet Deep", "Flying Model Rockets", and ''maybe'' "More Than It Hurts You"

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* IAmTheBand: Averted. Despite the fact Brian is both the singer and lyricist, Mat still tends to get a pretty equal amount of airtime in interviews and sessions, as well as contributing to the songwriting
songwriting. Their touring members also tend to get significant air time
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: What their self released self-released albums have become. I ''I Hate My Friends Friends'' and My ''My Grandma vs. Pneumonia Pneumonia'' are relatively easy to find, but Brothers ''Brothers Can’t Be Friends Friends'' and their assorted extra songs can be more difficult. Recently, fans have been setting up folders on sites like Mediafire to help people locate them
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Good luck figuring out how to label them beyond just indie (TheOtherWiki labels them as “acoustic-dance-indie-punk”. Almost every time they’re asked to describe their music, they come up with something different
* OldShame: Most of their self-released material seems to be this. The only songs they’re likely to ever play from anything prior to Slow ''Slow Dance to Soft Rock Rock''/''the Front Bottoms'' are "12 Feet Deep", "Flying Model Rockets", and ''maybe'' "More Than It Hurts You"



* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable: The combination of Brian’s very North Jersey accent and his tendency to elongate words sometimes leads to this, especially in live performances
* AudienceParticipation: A few songs, most notably the chorus to "The Beers", where Brian tends to let the crowd sing over him. There's even hand gestures.. In "Maps", there’s the clapping in the chorus

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* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable: The combination of Brian’s very North Jersey accent and his tendency to elongate words sometimes leads to this, especially in live performances
performances where he changes lines without changing the music
* AudienceParticipation: A few songs, most notably the chorus to "The Beers", where Brian tends to let the crowd sing over him. There's even hand gestures.. In "Maps", there’s the clapping in the chorusgestures. "Maps" gets handclaps



* ComingOutStory: the inspiration for "Hooped Earrings", though it’s not totally overt

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* ComingOutStory: According to [[http://propertyofzack.com/post/9965543548/propertyofzack-track-by-track-the-front-bottoms this article]], it's the inspiration for "Hooped Earrings", though it’s not totally overt



** Bathtub, which repeatedly uses ''shower'' instead of bathtub



* UnrequitedLove: The bridge of "Swimming Pool", with the narrator being confused as to why they would be in love with him in the first place

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* UnrequitedLove: The bridge of "Swimming Pool", with the narrator being aware of it, and confused as to why they would be in love with him in the first placeplace
** "How low is your self-esteem, and how low could it possibly be? And I know, I know, you're in love with me and I've been ignoring you


* SexAsARiteOfPassage – A darker take in "The Cops" with the chorus of "The first time I had sex it was a stranger in a bathroom.
My friends were right, and since that day it felt the same."

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* SexAsARiteOfPassage – A darker take in "The Cops" with the chorus of "The first time I had sex it was a stranger in a bathroom.
bathroom. My friends were right, and since that day it felt the same."

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An indie band from Bergen County, New Jersey. Originally formed in 2006 as a three piece consisting of guitarist/singer Brian Sella, drummer Mathew Uychich, and keyboardist Brian Uychich, the band now officially consists of just Brian Sella and Mat Uychich. They’re notable for their somewhat humorous [[{{SelfDeprecation}} self-deprecating]] lyrics, using voicemails from friends in their songs, and being from [[{{NewJersey}} Jersey]]

In 2011, they released their first official album, ''the Front Bottoms'', on Hoboken label Bar/None Records. Prior to signing, they self-released 2 eps and 2 full-lengths.

They’re set to release their second full-length sometime in May, also on Bar/None


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!!The band provides examples of:

* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Don’t let Mat’s laid back appearance or very basic drum kit fool you, he can play pretty rough
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Brian takes his shoes off before every show and plays in his socks
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Brian and Mat beyond qualify. They've lived together, worked together, slept in the same bed, are completely comfortable more or less cuddling, and talk very fondly of one another in interviews. Mat even has a tattoo of Brian’s face (from their album cover) on his chest
* IAmTheBand: Averted. Despite the fact Brian is both the singer and lyricist, Mat still tends to get a pretty equal amount of airtime in interviews and sessions, as well as contributing to the songwriting
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: What their self released albums have become. I Hate My Friends and My Grandma vs. Pneumonia are relatively easy to find, but Brothers Can’t Be Friends and their assorted extra songs can be more difficult. Recently, fans have been setting up folders on sites like Mediafire to help people locate them
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Good luck figuring out how to label them beyond just indie (TheOtherWiki labels them as “acoustic-dance-indie-punk”. Almost every time they’re asked to describe their music, they come up with something different
* OldShame: Most of their self-released material seems to be this. The only songs they’re likely to ever play from anything prior to Slow Dance to Soft Rock are "12 Feet Deep", "Flying Model Rockets", and ''maybe'' "More Than It Hurts You"
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Some fans can be pretty insistent about the proper spelling of Mat’s name, as it’s Mathew/Mat, not Matthew/Matt. He doesn't seem to care
* ThoseTwoGuys: Brian and Mat are the only constant members


!!Their music provides examples of:

* AccentUponTheWrongSyllable: The combination of Brian’s very North Jersey accent and his tendency to elongate words sometimes leads to this, especially in live performances
* AudienceParticipation: A few songs, most notably the chorus to "The Beers", where Brian tends to let the crowd sing over him. There's even hand gestures.. In "Maps", there’s the clapping in the chorus
* ClusterFBomb: The speaker in the voicemail in the bridge of "Swimming Pool" manages to drop the F-bomb in some form or another about 14-15 times in roughly 30 seconds
* ComingOutStory: the inspiration for "Hooped Earrings", though it’s not totally overt
** "This is about a friend of mine that asked me to be there with her when she came out to her mother"
* LongTitle: "The Boredom Is The Reason I Started Swimming. It's Also The Reason I Started Sinking"
* LyricalShoehorn: The structure of the songs seems to be 'finish the music, then jam the lyrics in'. More obvious in live songs where they sometimes add to the lyrics or stretch some parts out longer than they should be
* NonAppearingTitle: On their self-titled: "Looking like You Just Woke Up", "The Boredom Is The Reason I Started Swimming. It's Also The Reason I Started Sinking.", "Legit Tattoo Gun", "Hooped Earrings"
* OneWordTitle: Flashlight, Maps, Mountain, Father, Bathtub
* RuleOfPool – The music video for "Swimming Pool" opens with Brian pushes Mat into a dirty pool, clothes and all
* SexAsARiteOfPassage – A darker take in "The Cops" with the chorus of "The first time I had sex it was a stranger in a bathroom.
My friends were right, and since that day it felt the same."
* StalkerWithACrush: one way to interpret the opening lines of Flashlight
**"Please fall asleep so I can take pictures of you and hang them in my room"
* UnrequitedLove: The bridge of "Swimming Pool", with the narrator being confused as to why they would be in love with him in the first place
* WomenPreferStrongMen: the chorus of "The Beers" "and I will remember that summer as the summer I was taking steroids, 'cause you like a man with muscle, and I like you"

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