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The Faint – “Scapegoat” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Dance-punk vets the Faint released their first album in nearly six years this past spring, the appropriately titled Doom Abuse. Their new video for “Scapegoat” carries the same vibes as the music, beginning as a claustrophobic basement rave scene that will at random moments accelerate to dizzying fast-motion as quickly as it will just freeze… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 9, 2014 - 2:49 pm

The Faint – “Evil Voices” Video

12 years ago, Omaha synth-punkers the Faint played one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen, so it warms my heart that they’re still whipping out supercharged new wave. The band just released the new album Doom Abuse, and we’ve posted their “Help In The Head” video, as well as their new tracks “SaltMore »

By: Tom Breihan / April 18, 2014 - 9:42 am

The Faint – “Dress Code” (Stereogum Premiere)

Dance-punk OGs the Faint have a new album called Doom Abuse coming out soon, and the first two songs were as dark and punishing as that title suggests while still giving off a whiff of whimsy. “Dress Code,” another song from the record, turns up the whimsy significantly, to the point that its spastic synth… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 25, 2014 - 12:32 pm

The Faint – “Salt My Doom”

After nearly six years without a new LP, the Faint charged back last month with a heavy, insistent single. Now there’s a new one that goes even harder. “Salt My Doom” is two minutes of non-stop attack. Vocals are shouted, drums pound, the synths thrash like crazy and the second you think they might slow… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 4, 2014 - 1:52 pm

The Faint – “Help In The Head” Video

At the dawn of the new millennium, Omaha’s the Faint was there for the ride as dance-punk morphed from a niche concern to the center of the indie rock universe and back. They haven’t released an album since 2008’s Fasciinatiion, but they went on a reunion tour in celebration of 2001’s much-loved Danse Macabre i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 25, 2014 - 4:09 pm

The Faint, Trust, The Casket Girls @ Fonda Theatre, Hollywood 11/18/12

Eleven years have passed since the Faint released Danse Macabre. With a deluxe remastered edition released today, the Faint have been traversing the country, playing the whole album in its entirety along with a few new recently recorded tracks like “Evil Voices.” They rattled a packed Fonda Theatre with their blinding strobe lights and unrelenting buzzy synthesizers. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / November 19, 2012 - 5:05 pm

The Faint – “Evil Voices”

10 years ago, Omaha synth-punks the Faint played one of the greatest live shows I’ve ever seen — a dark and physical assault that brought dark glamor and basement-hardcore energy in equal doses. That was when they were touring behind their excellent 2002 album Danse Macabre, which they’re just now reissuing. They’re currently touring behind… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 16, 2012 - 10:55 am

Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A summer full of glorious music for him meant a summer full of unstifled groans from me. His taste in music back then — folk, folk, and nothing but folk –… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / September 4, 2012 - 4:52 pm

Depressed Buttons – “Ow!”

Judging a band by its moniker, Depressed Buttons is an emo Fuck Buttons. Judging a band by its members, it’s the new project of the Faint’s Todd Fink, Clark Baechle, and Jacob Thiele, so there you go. You’ll find “Ow!” on the trio’s forthcoming QWERTY EP. More »

By: brandon / November 10, 2010 - 5:52 pm

The Faint Remix of Montreal

For its official single, the Faint’s Todd Fink and Jacob Thiele, aka Depressed Buttons, put a dark dance spin on Skeletal Lamping’s “Our Elegant Caste.” Listen at Nashville Nights. Or take it both ways: The EP, which comes with an acoustic take as well, is out today at iTunes. More »

By: brandon / June 23, 2009 - 10:10 am

New Faint Video – “The Geeks Were Right”

When we posted about “The Geeks Were Right,” we decided the geeks were probably wrong about everything except sci-fi clichés and plodding pre-programmed beats. Now there’s a neon band-directed video for the track at the Faint’s official site and, wisely, they all mutate, mask, or otherwise obscure their faces. While you’re Fainting, you can stream… More »

By: brandon / August 6, 2008 - 10:04 am

New Faint – “The Geeks Were Right”

The Faint’s fifth full-length Fasciinatiion is out 8/5 on new imprint blank.wav. You can stream lead track “The Geeks Were Right” at their MySpace (via P4K). Listening, it’s unclear what the geeks saw in the future besides sci-fi clichés and a plodding pre-programmed beat. What’s clearer — as even the label name suggests — i… More »

By: brandon / June 24, 2008 - 12:33 pm