"Backflip" - The Front Bottoms [YouTube Official Music Video]

Evan Petersen

by Evan Petersen

Published February 16, 2014

The Front Bottoms seem like friendly, nondescript dudes from the New Jersey suburbs, but if the new music video for "Backflip" is any indication, these kids will effing kill you.

"Backflip," a track from their most recent album, Talon of the Hawk, is a high-energy tune with a subdued punk nature. Rather than rely on distortion in the guitars, The Front Bottoms let the bass hurl the song forward, sitting right behind the mildly introspective vocals.

The video for the track, however, is the dark and hilarious proof that you do not want to hang out with these guys. Three newcomers face deadly fates at the hands of The Front Bottoms' double-bouncing, silly string immolation, or peanut allergy pranks. Be warned, viewers sensitive to destruction of blow-up dolls may find this video hard to watch. Check it out above.

Video crew:

Directed by Jay Miller
Edited by Casey Jost
Director of Photography: Eythan Maidhof
Makeup: Alyssa Bono
Artistic Director: Jenny Manger
Production Assistant: Jenny Miller Pecora

Talon of the Hawk was released last year on Bar/None and you can purchase it through iTunes.


Source: The Front Bottoms YouTube Channel

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