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Above all else, the Wikipedia entry on post-rock exemplifies how difficult it can be to pin down movements in music: Did the genre begin in the ’90s? The ’80s? The term was coined a little over 20 years ago, in 1994, by Simon Reynolds in the pages of Mojo. Perhaps, however, its vocabulary of texture… More »

Of all the moderately popular bands with the word “fuck” in their band name, Fucked Up is and will always be my favorite. But London’s Fuck Buttons, now three albums deep into a career that turns noise into planetarium music, do the most to earn their “fuck.” The “fuck” in Fuck Buttons’ name doesn’t remotely… More »

A few days late but stacked with excellence, here is your collection of May’s absolute jams. For optimal ease of consumption, you’ll find it here in three forms: a 12-track downloadable zip of the month’s best free MP3s, a 15-song Spotify playlist of May’s finest Spotify-enabled tracks, and to close it out, a 46-track Soundcloud… More »

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Blanck Mass – “Detritus”

Benjamin John Power, one half of Fuck Buttons, also runs the one-man noise project Blanck Mass, and he's got the new album Dumb Flesh coming…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2015 - 12:29 pm
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Blanck Mass – “Dead Format” Video

Benjamin John Power is one half of the great Fuck Buttons, and he also releases his own intense white-knuckle synth experiments as Blanck Mass. He'…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2015 - 10:58 am

Blanck Mass – “Dead Format”

Benjamin John Power is one half of Fuck Buttons, and he also records noisy, intense electronic music on his own as Blanck Mass. Power just…
Tom Breihan | February 18, 2015 - 10:54 am

John Carpenter – “Fallen (Blanck Mass Remix)”

Tomorrow, the great horror/sci-fi/action movie director John Carpenter will release Lost Themes, his first-ever non-film-music album. This isn't a moonlighting-celebrity situation; Carpenter, who's basically retired…
Tom Breihan | February 2, 2015 - 12:55 pm
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CMJ 2013: Fuck Buttons, Lichens, Mystery Skulls @ (Le) Poisson Rouge, NYC 10/18/13

You can tell a lot about a band and the way people feel about them based on their opening acts. I learned something about both…
Miles Bowe | October 19, 2013 - 5:05 pm
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Fuck Buttons – “Brainfreeze” Video

The British duo Fuck Buttons called their excellent most recent album Slow Focus, and their new video for the pounding, blaring, generally unrelenting "Brainfreeze" sure…
Tom Breihan | October 2, 2013 - 10:52 am
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Moby – “The Perfect Life (Fuck Buttons Remix)” (Feat. Wayne Coyne)

Moby has been doing a lot with his new single featuring Wayne Coyne, "The Perfect Life." There was the recent acoustic sing-along, and this week…
Miles Bowe | September 6, 2013 - 2:17 pm

Stream Fuck Buttons’ Slow Focus

A lot has changed in the four years since we last heard a new Fuck Buttons album — the band has explored side projects, bee…
Miles Bowe | July 9, 2013 - 1:15 pm
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Fuck Buttons – “The Red Wing” Video

UK noiseniks Fuck Buttons are back with a record four years in the making, titled Slow Focus. It's out this summer, which isn't soon enough.
Amrit Singh | June 18, 2013 - 10:55 am
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Fuck Buttons – “The Red Wing” (Edit)

We got the goods on the new Fuck Buttons (new FUCK BUTTONS!) record a couple weeks back, and now, some music: "The Red Wing" i…
Michael Nelson | May 30, 2013 - 9:51 am
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Fuck Buttons Slow Focus Details

The Bristol duo Fuck Buttons have been taking their time crafting their latest tsunami of chaotic skree and psychedelic gloop. The staggering Tarot Sport, their…
Tom Breihan | May 16, 2013 - 11:54 am
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Arctic Monkeys – “Come Together” (Beatles Cover)

Last Friday, a few of us spent the end of our Friday afternoons attempting to watch choppy illegal streams of the BBC's Olympics coverage --…
Tom Breihan | July 30, 2012 - 9:10 am
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Blanck Mass – “Icke’s Struggle” (Stereogum Premiere)

When we posted Blanck Mass's "Land Disasters," I quoted the man behind the project, Fuck Buttons' Benjamin John Power, as saying, among other things: "Soundtracking…
brandon | June 20, 2011 - 1:32 pm

Blanck Mass (Benjamin John Power Of Fuck Buttons) – “Land Disasters”

Last year, Fuck Buttons' Benjamin John Power recorded an album's worth of material in his London apartment under the moniker Blanck Mass. The band name…
brandon | April 28, 2011 - 1:33 pm
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ATP NY 2010: Sleep, Sunn, Skinny Dipping

At this point people know what to expect from Kutscher's: The faded Catskills resort's crumbling walls held together by mold, broken everything (we were forced…
brandon | September 8, 2010 - 9:30 am
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Fuck Buttons – “Olympians” Video

The video clip for "Surf Solar" transformed a rookery of spastic penguins into a kaleidoscope. Going a more straightforward route, the treatment for the Tarot
brandon | March 26, 2010 - 3:35 pm
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10 Years Of ATP In Photos

When the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival first launched, the idea of canonizing an iconic album with a track-for-track live performance was still a novel concept.
Amrit Singh | December 14, 2009 - 12:03 pm
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