Yes, we said Fuck. Not F**k. Don’t tell your kids.
By Blurt Staff
Fuck Buttons’ Benjamin John Power and Andrew Hung release their highly anticipated album Slow Focus today via ATP Recordings. The release marks the duo’s first self-produced record. As the band’s handlers puts things, succinctly: “Once again abiding by their fundamental rule that “we must always be in the same room when writing,” what Fuck Buttons have created on Slow Focus is something that feels more close-up than ever before, a first-person view through winding pathways set against a frequently aggressive and constantly evolving terrain. It’s an ominously shimmering mirage that could only have come from their own volition.”
Well, all right! They produced it at their own Space Mountain studio. “We’ve used producers as safety nets in the past,” says Hung, “but we’ve always had a very specific idea of what our music should sound like and so it became about following the logical path.”
Tour dates below, and meanwhile, watch for our FB interview, conducted by contributing editor Jennifer Kelly. In it, the band talks about getting their evocative name out to over a billion punters during the London Olympics (“We didn’t really know in what capacity our music was going to be used until quite late on in the day. We were as surprised as anybody else.”), the new album (“We didn’t want to have any external deadlines, kind of rushing us along trying to finish it. I think that’s made it possible for us to make something that we’re very, very happy with.”) and much more.
To the rest of the world: let’s work on getting rid of all those asterisks. Seeing postings that look like this: F**K Buttons is as lame as when the Butthole Surfers had to tour the UK under the name the “Buttonhole Surfers.” Pussies.
2013 North American Tour Dates:
10/09 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
10/10 Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar Ticket Link
10/11 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo – CultureCollide Festival Ticket Link
10/13 Mexico City – Corona Capital Festival Ticket Link
10/14 Chicago, IL – Subterranean Ticket Link
10/16 Toronto, ON – Wrong Bar Ticket Link
10/17 Washington, DC- U Street Music Hall Ticket Link
10/18 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge Ticket Link
10/19 Philadelphia, PA – Voyuer – Making Time
10/20 Boston, MA – Sinclair Ticket Link