After a very successful year, Terrible Buttons returned to the Local Lounge recently, having dropped by in November of last year to present their "Brute Neighbors" EP. From taking home the Best New Artist and Band of the Year titles in the 2011 Sommy local music awards to getting attention from The Inlander, these Whitworth students have certainly captivated the Spokane music scene. Through their lyrics, they continue to tell long-forgotten stories from American history, deal with the frustrations of youth, and point out the inconsistencies and hypocrisy they've found in traditional institutions. Musically, they combine the talents of seven close friends who play a variety of typical and uncommon instruments, some of the latter being the trumpet, trombone, and fiddle. Lately, Sarah has taken on more lead vocal duties and KB now offers some additional harmonies. To avoid being pigeon-holed by anyone else, they've casually labeled themselves as "horror folk," but even that's just a passing term, as they have taken on some more experimental qualities as they develop. To share their new CD "Plates of Ether" with the public, Terrible Buttons came by the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge this past Sunday, performing some songs live as a full band, as well.
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Check back on this page in the coming days to see a video of Terrible Buttons performing their song "Pioneer Williams and His Studio String Band" live in the Local Lounge!
They previously appeared on the Local Lounge on November 21st, 2010. Click here to check out the audio, video, and photos from that time.
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