News

Jan 10, 2017

Blanck Mass (the solo project of Fuck Buttons' Benjamin John Power) has announced a new album, World Eater, and shared its first single, "Please." World Eater is due out March 3 via Sacred Bones. Below is "Please," followed by the album's tracklist and cover art. More

Dec 21, 2015

East India Youth (aka London-based electronic musician and singer William Doyle) released a fantastic sophomore album, Culture of Volume, earlier this year on XL. It made it on our Top 100 Albums of 2015 list and was well received in his native U.K., but the album has been a bit underappreciated by U.S. critics and listeners.  More

SXSW Music 2016 Announces Second Round of Artists

Mercury Rev, Gwenno, Petite Noir, Cullen Omori, Autre Ne Veut, Chad Valley, Girls Names, PINS, and More on List

Nov 17, 2015

SXSW (aka South By Southwest), the annual conference/festival in Austin, Texas, has announced the second round of artists to be performing during the music portion (there's also film and interactive portions) in 2016 (its 30th year). The list is a little short on big names, but a huge part of SXSW is discovering new artists.  More

May 04, 2015

As is their want, NPR First Listen is streaming several of next the couple of weeks' notable new albums, including the new ones from Surfer BloodJoanna GruesomeTyondai Braxton, and Patrick WatsonBlanck Mass (aka Benjamin John Power of Fuck Buttons) is also streaming his album,Dumb Flesh, via Soundcloud.  More


Interviews

2015 Artist Survey: Benjamin John Power of Blanck Mass and Fuck Buttons

Power on 2015's Best Albums, TIDAL, Getting Fired, and Jim Carrey's The Mask

Feb 24, 2016

For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Benjamin John Power, who records as Blanck Mass and is also one-half of Fuck ButtonsMore


Reviews

Dumb Flesh

Dumb Flesh

Sacred Bones

May 12, 2015

As one half of the Fuck Buttons, Benjamin John Power has spent the best part of a decade challenging our expectations of modern electronica. More