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Have you watched Kendrick Lamar on Colbert? Because holy fuck. If you haven’t watched it, watch it. If you have watched it, watch it again. It’s really something. That’s the best piece of music-related video I’ve seen all week, easily. But regular music videos had a pretty good week, too, and our five picks are… More »

Above all else, the Wikipedia entry on post-rock exemplifies how difficult it can be to pin down movements in music: Did the genre begin in the ’90s? The ’80s? The term was coined a little over 20 years ago, in 1994, by Simon Reynolds in the pages of Mojo. Perhaps, however, its vocabulary of texture… More »

NAME: Tyondai Braxton
Q&A: Former Battles frontman discusses HIVE — his upcoming performance/installation at the Guggenheim — and a new solo album on the horizon …

Most people know of Tyondai Braxton as one of the founding members of Battles, which was arguably one of the most influential bands to come out… More »

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Stream Battles La Di Da Di

Battles announced their newest album, La Di Da Di, in mid-summer, to the delight of their fans who haven't heard a full-length from the experimental…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 10, 2015 - 10:35 am

Battles – “The Yabba” Video

Next week, the great math-rock power trio Battles returns with the new album La Di Da Di, their first in four years. This morning, they've…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2015 - 9:31 am

Battles – “FF Bada”

Battles will release their third album, La Di Da Di, later this month. So far, we’ve gotten a lot of bonus features and not so…
James Rettig | September 2, 2015 - 10:54 am

12 Memorable Moments From FYF Fest 2015

FYF is a weird festival. Tucked away at LA’s Exposition Park, tucked away towards the end of the summer—this isn’t one of the big blockbuster…
Ryan Leas | August 24, 2015 - 2:18 pm

Artist Portaits From FYF Fest 2015

FYF Fest took over LA’s Memorial Sports Arena this past weekend, with headlining sets from Morrissey and Kanye West (who joined the bill after Frank…
Stereogum | August 24, 2015 - 12:53 pm

Battles – “The Yabba”

Spazzed-out math-rock titans Battles return next month with their all-instrumental album La Di Da Di, the follow-up to 2011’s Gloss Drop. And after debuting a…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2015 - 1:18 pm

Watch Battles Debut Four La Di Da Di Songs In A New Live Session

Battles announced their fifth album, La Di Da Di, last month, and shortly after shared a making-of documentary, but still haven't released a lead single.
James Rettig | August 4, 2015 - 10:00 am

Watch Battles’ Behind-The-Scenes Documentary The Art Of Repetition

Battles are putting out their new album, La Di Da Di, in a few months. They haven't even shared a song yet, but they have…
James Rettig | July 22, 2015 - 10:39 am

Battles Announce New Album La Di Da Di

Battles announced today that they will release the follow-up to 2011's Gloss Drop. La Di Da Di will come out in September on Battles' mainstay…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 15, 2015 - 10:01 am

Hopscotch 2015 Lineup

Hopscotch Music Festival returns for its sixth year in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina this September. This morning the official lineup has been revealed, and since…
Caitlin White | May 19, 2015 - 10:09 am

Battles Soundtrack Target Commercial

A long time ago, So You Think You Can Dance was a pretty cool show, and I used to watch it religiously. Back then, they…
Michael Nelson | January 21, 2013 - 3:18 pm

Stream Battles’ Dross Glop Remix Album

The three members of New York math-rockers Battles are men of taste, at least judging by the collection of peers they've enlisted to remix their…
Tom Breihan | April 10, 2012 - 1:42 pm

Hear Gang Gang Dance, Hudson Mohawke Remix Battles

Battles are currently in the midst of releasing a series of remix singles called Dross Glop, in which a pretty varied and well-curated set of…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2012 - 12:42 pm

Lakutis – “Pool Party” Video

The wiseass rapper and Das Racist associate Lakutis has a verse on the massive 20-minute posse cut "Hyberbolic Chamber Music," in which he tries out…
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2012 - 1:55 pm

Does This Argentinian Mall Commercial Rip Off Battles?

I'm sure Cordoba's Patio Olmos shopping gallery is a great place. But it seems like this TV commercial could've let us in on that without…
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2012 - 3:58 pm

Shabazz Palaces Remix Battles

Battles are in the midst of releasing their Dross Glop 12" series, which feature remixes of tracks from their 2011 album Gloss Drop. Dross Glop
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2012 - 11:13 am

The Field, Gui Boratto Remix Battles

Squelchy math-rock kings Battles have always had plenty of the European microhouse scene embedded in their DNA; "Atlas," after all, was their take on Michael…
Tom Breihan | January 25, 2012 - 1:04 pm
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