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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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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.…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
When we posted about "The Geeks Were Right," we decided the geeks were probably wrong about everything except sci-fi clich├ęs and plodding pre-programmed beats. Now there's a neon band-directed video…   Read Story »