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Biography

Starting out in 2008 as a hard-hitting drum and guitar duo, Blackbutton produced two independent records: That Thing That You Want To Put A Finger To Is Because (2009), and Gun Shot Lover (2010). Guitarist/vocalist Jordan Tavenner, and original drummer Anshul Jain, toured the New England area and ended their performances at the 2010 SXSW Festival. The band took an indefinite break, while Tavenner explored new musical projects with other friends and bands. After a two-year hiatus, Tavenner re-established Blackbutton by soliciting help from friend and drummer Justin Emile (Aloud, Big East), and Boston newcomer Dave Koslovsky (bass guitar). In 2012, the band started work on new material, preparing for their re-introduction into the Boston music scene. The new line-up sold out their first public performance as a heavier and more adventurous rock band, while maintaining the grittiness and pissed-off attitude that fans had come to expect. After the success of their debut, the band quickly jumped into the studio to record their first single. The Still Kids single was released in December 2012.

"There aren’t many bands that have me reminiscing about moshing as a young punk in DC, but Blackbutton has succeeded. With waves of noise and gritty, alt-rock fuzz backed by a gloriously loud rhythm section, Blackbutton is definitely a band to watch when they release new material later in 2013."
–Adam Parshall, Allston Pudding

"The rock trio's single 'Still Kids' is the type of song you’d hear at 3am on MTV sometime in the early ‘90s, right after an Afghan Whigs video. And then you’d wake up the next day and go to Strawberries or Sam Goody to buy the entire CD for $16.99."
–Michael Marotta, Vanyaland

"With so many drowning in a sea of imitators, Blackbutton takes you to the origin, while carving its own unique path."
– Joel Simches, The Noise

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