Stream Fuck Buttons’ Slow Focus

By Miles Bowe / July 9, 2013

A lot has changed in the four years since we last heard a new Fuck Buttons album — the band has explored side projects, been played at the Olympics, and now seems to have finally gained the confidence to record an album without an outside producer. Slow Focus is now streaming here on Pitchfork Advance, and it’s really worth the listen. Much of what you could infer from the previously released “The Red Wing” reflects the album as a whole, but that was just a short edit, and the band’s scope is far wider once you hear the record as a whole. Clearer than their first album, and with a bit less shine than Tarot Sport, their third album has taken the band’s typical energy and stretched it out like taffy, while intensifying their menace. Slow Focus — it’s a pretty fitting name. With the increased space and slower feel, the caustic sounds just hit even harder, and I can’t wait to hear what this will all sound like live. Look for the album in stores on 7/23 via ATP