Terrible Buttons adds a little darkness to their blues/folk roots. Their sound combines the blunt lyricism of David Bazan with the Fleet Foxes’ indie/folk instrumentation. Formed nearly two years ago on the streets of Portland by vocalists Sarah Berentson and Kent Ueland, Terrible Buttons, located in Spokane, WA, now consists of 7 full-time members. They utilize an array of acoustic folk instruments, from trumpet to accordion, adding an intimate edge to their wall of sound style. Although Terrible Buttons uses complex instrumentation, they pride themselves in the bare simplicity of their music in an attempt to accent their heartfelt lyrics. Their lyrics approach topics ranging from the evils of marriage to loneliness and the absence of god.
Their ceasless work ethic and urgent sound have garnered them attention from someof the biggest names in independent music production, including “iTunes Top 100” artists Ryan Lewis & Macklemore, as well as Grammy Award winning producer and composer Pete Stewart. Keep an eye
out for Terrible Buttons as the tour bus continues to roll, and they continue to challenge the bounds of todays often-tired folk paradigm.