Depressed Buttons are not your typical club DJs. Hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, the Buttons’ influences are rooted in groups like Fugazi, Sonic Youth, Devo, and The Clash, rather than the rhinestone-studded-bottle-service nonsense known to dominate global dance charts. The result is nothing less than a voyage into future music- an exploration of sound composed of angular stabs, thick pads, and clean, minimalist arrangements. But make no mistake, they are here to make you move.
Most commonly known as three-fifths of the genre-bending indie dance outfit, The Faint- Clark Baechle, Todd Fink, and Jacob Thiele are themselves godfathers of the indie dance scene as we know it. As the three members began spinning records at after parties while on tour with the band, they began to use a separate DJ name: Depressed Buttons. This humble beginning eventually launched a new musical endeavor by the three, one that focused on functional club music that does more than make you dance, but pushes interesting concepts while it stokes intensity on the club floor.