A video introduction to Battles

Posted May 13th, 2007 by eric

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With Battles‘ debut full-length, Mirrored, a matter of days away from release (May 22), Warp Records has put together a promotional video, and it hilariously pieces together the disparate styles and personalities of all four members. Ex-Don Caballero guitarist Ian Williams is particularly amusing (dressed in a pink button down with a green polo collar popping out), as he tries to describe some of the more esoteric elements of the band’s difficult sounds and structures, as his bandmates flank him, thunderously bored.

The band is traipsing the US this summer in the following cities (go see this band live- it is astounding):

6/13, Charlottesville, VA (Satellite Ballroom)

6/14, Charlotte, NC (The Milestone)

6/15, Atlanta, GA (Drunken Unicorn)

6/16, Gainesville, FL (Common Grounds)

6/17, Orlando, FL (The Social)

6/18, Miami, FL (Studio A)

6/19, Tampa, FL (Crowbar)

6/20, Tallahassee, FL (The Beta Bar)

6/22, Baton Rouge, LA (Spanish Moon)

6/23, Houston, TX (Numbers)

6/24, Austin, TX (Emo’s Jr.)

6/25, Denton, TX (Hailey’s)

6/27, Albuquerque, NM (Launchpad)

6/28, Phoenix, AX (Rhythm Room)

6/29, San Diego, CA (Beauty Bar)

6/30, Los Angeles, CA (Troubadour)

7/2, San Francisco, CA (Slim’s)

7/3, Portland, OR (Doug Fir Lounge)

7/4, Vancouver, BC (Richard’s on Richards)

7/5, Seattle, WA (Crocodile Café)

7/6, Boise, ID (Neurolux)

7/7, Salt Lake City, UT (Urban Lounge)

7/8, Denver, CO (AEG Rocky Mountain)

7/10, Kansas City, MO (The Record Bar)

7/11, Minneapolis, MN (Triple Rock Social Club)

7/12, Iowa City, IA (The Picador)

7/13, Milwaukee, WI (Stonefly Brewery)

7/14, Chicago, IL (Union Park)

7/16, Toronto, ON (Lee’s Palace)

7/17, Montreal, QE (La Sala Rossa)

7/18, Boston, MA (Paradise)

8/31, New York, NY (Seaport Music Festival)

And here is a bonus profile video that was created for the Sony PSP project ICA: The Show. It’s a bit older but equally engaging and cool.

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