Fuck Buttons F**k With Your Head

 

 

Album due Oct. 20,
awesome new single due Sept. 14.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Is it Fuck
Buttons or F**k Buttons? Depends on what
publication is writing the header. Who care! The fuckers drop their new album, Tarot Sport, on October 20, 2009 (ATP Recordings). The
album will be preceded by the release of a single, “Surf Solar,” on September
14. US fall tour dates are to be announced.

 

The electronic/noize/skronk duo of Andrew Hung and Benjamin
John Power recorded Tarot
Sport
at Rotters Golf
Club Studio in London
with the needs-no-introduction Andrew
Weatherall on production duties. The results of this pairing yielded, in
the words of the label, “an album in which Fuck Buttons continue to refine, craft, explore and develop the
experimental aesthetic of last year’s critically acclaimed debut album, Street Horrrsing. However, they
also take proceedings to another level through a combination of their own
ambitious aims and the application of Weatherall’s clear-sighted, rule-defying
precision and attention to sonic detail.”

 

As Power said, in a statement, “I
think it sounds a lot thicker than our previous work–our brains kind of went
into meltdown”.

 

The first single to be taken from
the album is “Surf Solar,” the powerful but mesmerizing opening track from Tarot Sport. It displays an
attitude of emotional urgency and striving that is prevalent in a lot of Fuck Buttons’ music. It’s backed by “New Crossbow.”

 

Regarding the “Surf Solar” track, Hung described it thusly:
“Without a conscious effort, this track acts as a bridge between Street Horrrsing and Tarot Sport–it has an emotion
attached to it that is unique to us: one of anxiety. It’s an urgent track”.

 

Pitchfork is premiering the song, and it’s a monster –
check it out here. Meanwhile, that’s the sleeve art to the single, above.

 

Tracklist:

 

1.
Surf Solar

2.
Rough Steez

3.
The Lisbon Maru

4.
Olympians

5.
Phantom Limb

6. Space Mountain

7. Flight Of The Feathered Serpent

 

 

 

 

 

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