The last record of Battles was released in 2015, but the insane New Yorkers conquered a bunch of hearts with La Di Da Di, filled with crazy but catchy songs. Ever since they started in 2003, they have been experimenting with all sorts of genres. You never know what will happen on stage with Battles, but it's always bizar and always mindblowing. Gonna be one hell of a party!
This autumn, they'll release their fourth record Juice B Crypts, as a duo with Ian Williams on keys, guitar and electronics, and John Stanier ons drums. Ian about the album: "It’s about chord progressions, resolutions, returning home. Take that and throw it into a blender of modern electronic tools like glitching devices, or use melodic lines and take them and regurgitate them and pulverise the traditional stuff but at the same time try and retain harmonic relationships while completely smashing them up."
“Battles have done more to extend the idea of a flesh-and-blood band enhanced by computer technology than anyone since the late, lamented Disco Inferno.” - Pitchfork
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