Tender Buttons

Hot Abductions

(Gold Standard Labs)

Release date: Sep 4, 2007

San Diego's Tender Buttons may have named themselves after a Broadcast record, but their sinister take on electronic dance music harkens back to the late 1980s/early '90s, an era when electronic music was still underground and pulsed with a lurid carnality and industrial flavor. Hot Abductions achieves a similar effect and comes off as the soundtrack to a decadent night out in Southern California. The band cleverly undercuts the album's darker currents with splashy electro-clash riffs that toy with synth pop but never lose their aggro core.

Track Listing

  1. 1. Coming to You, Live
  2. 2. Porn Star T-Shirt I Wear
  3. 3. Chores
  4. 4. My New Habit
  5. 5. I, Roommate
  6. 6. Anachronistic Interlude
  7. 7. Hot Abductions
  8. 8. A Man Asks His Cat
  9. 9. Step on Me Now (Meow)
  10. 10. Line Check Dub
  11. 11. URA Taxi
  12. 12. Brazil
  13. 13. Pillow Is Enemy, Pillow Is Friend