STREAM: New Battles “Titanium 2 Step”

August 11th, 2019 · Comments Off on STREAM: New Battles “Titanium 2 Step”

Having shrunk to a duo within the last year, NYC experimentalists Battles have just released “Titanium 2 Step,” the lead single for the forthcoming long-player Juice B Crypts due out in October via Warp. It’s a frenetic space jam of chaotic funk with Liquid Liquid’s Sal Principato lending sporadic vocal yelps. The band is currently […]

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VIDEO: Battles “My Machines” [featuring Gary Numan]

September 7th, 2011 · Comments Off on VIDEO: Battles “My Machines” [featuring Gary Numan]

Battles’ second LP, Gloss Drop, somehow seems to be achieving underrated status when it’s easily one of the best records of the year. Hammering that point home is the band’s new single “My Machines,” which features the one and only Gary Numan on vocals. This is an album highlight for me, as it’s one of […]

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Battles Preparing Gloss Drop for June

March 4th, 2011 · Comments Off on Battles Preparing Gloss Drop for June

Battles has paired down to a three-piece, but the departure of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Tyondai Braxton hasn’t quashed my excitement for the new record, Gloss Drop, one bit. (That album title, by the way, is the win). In fact, as long as Ian Williams is on board, I’m on board. The new record is out June 7th […]

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Tyondai Braxton discusses making Central Market

November 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Tyondai Braxton discusses making Central Market

In an interview set in Warp Records’ New York City offices, Battles multi-instrumentalist Tyondai Braxton discusses his debut solo record, Central Market, in depth with a track by track analysis. Reference points veer from Brian Eno to Ghostbusters. [via Spinner]

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STREAM: Tyondai Braxton “Platinum Rows”

August 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on STREAM: Tyondai Braxton “Platinum Rows”

With an impressive pedigree from both his band and his lineage, it’s unsurprising that Tyondai Braxton would score for a large ensemble consisting of everything from kazoos, piccolo, harp, clarinet, double bass, trumpet, xylophone and glock, just to name a few. Braxton’s debut solo album, Central Market, will be out September 15, 2009 via Warp, […]

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