The Front Bottoms has roots in New Jersey when members Brian Sella (vocals, guitar) and Mat Uychich (drums) came together in 2007. Uychich's brother Brian Uychich (keyboard, vocals) joined soon after, forming the original lineup with which the first two albums and EP were recorded. The Front Bottoms spent the next few years playing locally around New Jersey and eventually doing extensive tours around the country. During this time, they put out a self-released album titled I Hate My Friends in 2008, an EP titled Brothers Can't Be Friends the same year, and a second album in 2009 called My Grandma vs Pneumonia. In 2010, Brian Uychich left the band to concentrate on school full-time. The band released their self-titled debut in 2011, followed by their second studio album, Talon of the Hawk, in 2013. The Front Bottoms released two more albums, Back on Top (2015) and Going Grey (2017). They have performed at several festivals in 2016, including Coachella, Austin City Limits, Panorama, and Shaky Knees, indicating their rise in popularity.