Tender Buttons

Hot Abductions

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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.

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