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Who Knew The Faint Were Still So Popular? And Other Thoughts After FYF Fest 2017

In some of my darker moments from this past weekend, I had to wonder why anyone reads these festival recaps. Or, to clarify -- why…
Ian Cohen | July 26, 2017 - 2:58 pm

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The Faint – “Quench The Flame”

Way the hell back in 2001, Omaha synth-punks the Faint played one of the most exciting live shows I have ever seen at the Brooklyn…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2019 - 10:38 am

The Faint – “Child Asleep” Video

A couple months ago, Omaha synth-punk legends the Faint released a new track, "Chameleon Nights," and it turns out that was a precursor to a…
James Rettig | December 7, 2018 - 11:44 am

The Faint – “Chameleon Nights”

Omaha synth-punk were a key part of the early-'00s electroclash wave, and they were also a key part of the early-'00s Saddle Creek wave that…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2018 - 11:41 am


CLOSENESS – “More Romantic”

Orenda and Todd Fink are longtime members of some of Omaha's most accomplished bands -- she in Azure Ray, he in the Faint. Now, spurred…
Chris DeVille | January 11, 2017 - 10:01 am


The Faint – “ESP” Video

Post-punk heroes the Faint are a particularly Halloween-friendly band, so it's appropriate that they'll wrap up their tour tonight at Sokol Auditorium in their hometown…
Chris DeVille | October 31, 2016 - 10:34 am

The Faint – “Young And Realistic” Video

Veteran Omaha synth-punks the Faint -- my favorite band in the world for a few months in 2001 -- are about to release the career-spanning…
Tom Breihan | September 27, 2016 - 12:10 pm

The Faint – “Skylab1979″

One of the first album reviews I ever got paid to write was of Danse Macabre, the 2001 album from the great Omaha electro-punk badasses…
Tom Breihan | August 4, 2016 - 12:23 pm

The Faint – “Young & Realistic” (Stereogum Premiere)

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from dance-punk vets the Faint, but today we're premiering "Young & Realistic," their first new song since…
Zac Gelfand | May 17, 2016 - 10:02 am

Photos: Billboard Hot 100 Festival 2015

Billboard threw its first-ever Hot 100 Festival this weekend at Long Island's Jones Beach, featuring headlining sets from the Weeknd, Skrillex, Nicki Minaj, and Justin…
Stereogum | August 24, 2015 - 11:40 am

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"
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…
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…
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…
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…
Chris DeVille | February 25, 2014 - 4:09 pm