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 friends and other musicians.
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 on bass. In 2012, the band started work on new material, preparing for their first series of recordings to be released to fans. The new trio is heavier and more adventurous, and with the release of the aptly titled 'Still Kids' single in the winter of 2012, it is no mistake that the band has matured musically but still maintain the youthful, pissed-off attitude that fans expect.
In 2013-14, the band released a string of additional single recordings, dubbed the Stripper Series. The singles are only be available for digital download via the band's fan email list. [+]