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Battles

Crafting challenging yet engaging experimental rock that builds on its members' legacies, Battles features drummer John Stanier of Helmet and Tomahawk, guitarist/keyboardist Ian Williams of Don Caballero and Storm & Stress, and guitarist David Konopka of Lynx. Avant solo musician Tyondai Braxton joined the group for its early recordings, including the Tras and EP C EPs, which were both released in June 2004 on Cold Sweat and Monitor, respectively. The B EP followed on Dim Mak in September 2004. The Atlas EP followed in early 2007, succeeded by the band's proper full-length debut, Mirrored, in May 2007. In 2010, Braxton announced he was leaving the band to pursue his own solo career while the rest of the group set to work as a trio on a new record. The following year, Battles released their second full-length album, Gloss Drop, which featured collaborations with Gary Numan, Blonde Redhead's Kazu Makino, and Matias Aguayo. A remix album, Dross Glop, appeared in 2012. Battles began work on new music early in 2014, this time opting for a completely instrumental approach. The results were 2015's La Di Da Di, described by the band as a "mushrooming monolith of repetition." ~ David Serra
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Selected Discography

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Track List: La Di Da Di

1. The Yabba

2. Dot Net

3. FF Bada

4. Summer Simmer

5. Cacio E Pepe

6. Non-Violence

7. Dot Com

8. Tyne Wear

9. Tricentennial

10. Megatouch

11. Flora > Fauna

12. Luu Le

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Track List: Gloss Drop

1. Africastle

3. Futura

4. Inchworm

5. Wall Street

7. Dominican Fade

9. Toddler

10. Rolls Bayce

11. White Electric

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Track List: Mirrored

1. Race: In

2. Atlas

3. Ddiamondd

4. Tonto

5. Leyendecker

6. Rainbow

7. Bad Trails

8. Prismism

9. Snare Hanger

10. Tij

11. Race: Out

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Track List: EP C/B EP

Disc 1

1. B+T

2. UW

3. Hi / Lo

4. IPT-2

5. Tras 2

6. Fantasy

7. SZ2

8. Tras 3

9. IPT 2

10. Bttls

11. Dance

12. Tras

Disc 2
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Track List: B Ep

1. SZ2

3. IPT2

4. BTTLS

5. DANCE

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Track List: Atlas

1. Atlas (DJ Koze Remix)

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Track List: Dross Glop

1. Wall Street (Gui Boratto Remix)

2. Sweetie & Shag (The Field Remix)

3. Futura (The Alchemist Remix)

4. White Electric (Shabazz Palaces Remix)

5. Africastle (Kode9 Remix)

6. Inchworm (Silent Servant Remix [Edit])

7. Toddler (Klangding Ray Remix [Edit])

8. Dominican Fade (Qluster Remix)

9. Ice Cream (BDG #Gang Gang Dance Remix)

10. Rolls Bayce (Hudson Mohawke Remix)

11. My Machines (Patrick Mahoney And Dennis McNany Remix)

12. Sundome (Eye Remix)

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Track List: FF Bada (Single)

3. FF Bada

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Track List: The Yabba (Single)

1. The Yabba

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Track List: Tonto

2. Tonto (Four Tet Remix)

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mick_masters
four albums good stuff..
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Love.
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You mean cowbell beesh
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not enough thumbs
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my favorite group making music now as well
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When are they going to come out with a new album!?
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my favorite group making music now
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So great
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On Race:In...Ca n anybody say YES
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Saw them live at the Black Cat in DC this Monday. They put on such a great show!
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bromide01
Helmet was better.
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John Stanier is THE man. Plus, he looks like Shooter McGavin. Can't beat that!
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cowniew
Not bad musicianship at all. Would be nice if they had some occasional vocals and a little more variation to their sound, If they do I haven't heard it. By today's standards I think that this is pretty good material though. I think that this is what falls into the modern post rock instrumental genre. I wouldn't attempt to compare them to bands like King Crimson or Van Der Graff Generator. Just wouldn't be a fair fight.
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Shame that they lost the vocalist.
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<3 math
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can't even overstate how great this really is
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Not Ian though...he' s a saint. What could he have possibly done?
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By the end of 2011 I hope to have a restraining order from everyone in the band (even Tyondai Braxton).
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It's like returning to the womb
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Oh sh**t!
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at a Rite Aid near me they played Atlas off Mirrored and the customers couldn't believe their ears.
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i think if you could make candy into a sound, it would sound like what battles does
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is 3 years enough time to record a new album?
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saw them live in central park for free. kicked the crowd's a**. stanier is the man
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i loved this band ever since a gay guy came into my store all excitedly to give me their cd's. yeah, it was stealing, but it was the most worth it theft of that month. i steal a lot.
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Just to settle it Battles > Don Cab. I like both bands, but dems the facts.
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jwilsbacher
I like Radiohead and Battles, but similar...no . King Krimson is more similar to Battles than Radiohead.
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super group!
john stanier is the tightest and tastiest percussionis t ever.
maybe. i get reaLLy stoned and i Like baTTles even better.
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Pandora, Radiohead? Battles? Don't even put those 2 bands in the same sentence. Battles blows my minddddddddd d d d d .
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all yalls need to do is see these badasses live. futurestic dance party. f**king amazing. and they make everyone who makes techno look like little sissy poon tangs cause they play the s**t with instruments and play it better and faster and with more soul. probably the coolest band ever. they own all asses
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This band blows my mind
Race out is earthshatter i n g
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ALL I KNOW IS THIS BAND ROCKS AT A TOTAL DIFFERENT LEVEL AND SPEED. THEY DO IT LOUDER, FASTER, AND CLASSIER. LIKE WHEN THE DUELING PIANOS GO OF IN ATLAS THAT IS SO SICK THEY PLAY A KEY AND A KEY
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Way to substantiate your argument, blondles1. You make your point emphatically and vulgarly, therefore it must be true?
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You must be f**king crazy pccstudio. Battles is the s**t, you don't know what the hell your talking about. I wish there were more bands out there that were as creative as Battles.
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having a hard time getting excited about battles. I really want to, but so far, it's pretty meh.
It should be better
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screamomar
yeah...the first few battles ep's were great. i saw them play in a few basements in new york city years ago. the full length was really dissapointin g .
ian williamson was better off with don cab...americ a n don was an incredible album, without which battle would have never happened.
unfortunatel y don cab is still touring, but they've reverting back to their early metal days.
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If early Don Cab still blows your mind then you are clinging on to dated music and not paying attention to this important and amazing band.
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rob.zebeck
this is a pretty cool band but if it blows your mind than you haven't heard much music

and i still say early Don Cab > Battles
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May be the death of post-rock.
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I hope they get extremely popular. It will give me back faith in popular music.

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Won't get too popular, hopefully.
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yea some of my brain got stuck to my shoe...it makes my mouth water.
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Saw these guys live, they kick so much a**. Their drummer is like the second coming of Keith Moon and he plays a really f**king high symbol. Battles is really f**king amazing, if you havent seen them live, do it! You will have your mind blown off of it's hinges by the sheer power and complexity of the music. They are the gods of math rawk, they are the f**king gods of math rock!
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Matt Vs Life says: 01-31-2008
Listen. And be prepared to scrape what was once your brain/craniu m off the ceiling, because BTTLS will blow your mind.
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oh my.....
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They are amazing.
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Good stuff, definitely.
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sounds cool, different, me likey
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Listen. And be prepared to scrape what was once your brain/craniu m off the ceiling, because BTTLS will blow your mind.
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I hate the term Math Rock. I think it should be Math Rawk.

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