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Originally from Covington, Kentucky, Jesse Thomas packed up and headed west to Los Angeles in 2008. She had little more than her car and a dream…

To become an actress.

Fast-forward to 2012, and Jesse is gearing up for the Valentine’s Day release of her debut full-length album on Red Parade Music, ‘War Dancer’. She has been featured in the “New and Noteworthy” section, as well as the “Indie Spotlight” on iTunes. “You I Want”, off of her Hazel EP, was featured by Starbuck’s as their “Pick of the Week”, both nationally as well as in Canada. She had another song used on Teen Nick’s “Degrassi”, and recently opened for John Mayer (and as a result, made a video about having his baby).

(this is not the video mentioned in the headline, scroll down for that)

Upon hearing “Swimming Pool,” the latest single from The Front Bottoms’ forthcoming self-titled album, my initial thought was, “I can’t decide if I like this.”  I wanted to, but there was just something about the nasally voice, emotional lyrics, and acoustic guitars.  It sounded like the early 2000 emo/acoustic groups that I admittedly enjoyed at one point but have since abandoned.  “Emo” just has such a negative connotation that anything that remotely brings that label to mind makes me skeptical.