You’re Totally Pressing My Fuck Buttons Right Now

Today’s post is dedicated to one of my favorite new bands, Fuck Buttons! The Internet nerd hype is really starting to grow for these guys. The Buttons are a duo from the UK, but don’t let that scare you off. While much of the UK is currently shitting up the music world with painfully boring limey rock music featuring whiny vocals and jangly guitars, Fuck Buttons is gently melting brains with calculated noise movements.

2008 is going to be an immense year for this young act. The Buttons’ full-length debut Street Horrrsing (ATP Recordings) is set to hit in the next couple of months. There’s a fairly good chance that it will be skull-fuckingly good. It will feature some songs already released like “Sweet Love for Planet Earth” and “Bright Tomorrow,” but that’s fine with me, because those songs are killer.

But maybe you’re one of those uncool people that don’t know who Fuck Buttons is? It’s okay, I won’t tell anyone that you are a failure at life– it’s not like everyone else doesn’t already know that anyways. Fuck Buttons is a unique noise act in that their music isn’t strictly focused on sending jagged shards of sound into your ear canals. No, this is a beautiful marriage between melody and noise. Cascading walls of rad guitar riffage (featuring more fuzz than yr grandpa’s sweater lolz) waltz ever-so-elegantly with twinkling chimes, distorted wails and minimalistic percussion.

Fuck Buttons is as accessible of a noise act that you’ll find. Their loud and soft balancing act lends a feeling of transcendent bliss to a style of music that is commonly known for harshness and nihilism. This doesn’t mean that Fuck Buttons is a pop act though. If you’re a total pussy that needs everything to sound safe, overproduced, and squeaky clean, then you’ll probably still complain about the adventurous nature of Fuck Buttons’ music.

This is pure, cathartic noise music that’s as uplifting as it is beautiful. Buy their shit and play it loud as fuck.

Advertisements

~ by theoberlander on January 16, 2008.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: