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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

Beavis & Butt-head Watch A Battles Video

A little while ago, we pointed out that the resurrected Beavis & Butt-head had twice taken time out of their busy schedules to crack inane…
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2011 - 2:57 pm

Battles, Nisennenmondai, Walls @ Mayan Theater, Los Angeles 10/17/11

Two echoplexes, samplers, keyboards, John Stanier's ultral hi-hat, and an army of pedals cluttered the Mayan Theater stage for a predominantly vocal free night as…
Andrew Youssef | October 18, 2011 - 4:08 pm

ATP NJ 2011 Saturday: Portishead Pack Asbury Park Convention Hall

Jeff Mangum has justifiably been getting the lion's share of the attention surrounding the I'll Be Your Mirror festival; when a reclusive indie god comes…
Stereogum | October 2, 2011 - 2:17 pm

Battles Soundtrack FIFA Soccer 12 Commercial

The new commercial for the video game FIFA Soccer 12 perfectly chops up "Ice Cream," the Matias Aguayo collab from Battles' new album Gloss Drop,…
Tom Breihan | September 20, 2011 - 10:33 am

Battles – “My Machines” Video

Battles went and made a video for "My Machines," the collab with electro-pop god Gary Numan that shows up on their Gloss Drop album. The…
Tom Breihan | September 7, 2011 - 9:44 am

Pitchfork Festival 2011: Friday Recap

The beautiful thing about a festival like Pitchfork is the genre-spanning curating: The principal principle is a commitment to independent-minded music, and from that viewpoint…
Amrit Singh | July 16, 2011 - 1:52 pm

Wireless Festival 2011 In Photos

A weird but interesting mix of performers at this year's Wireless Festival in London's Hyde Park: Battles, Bruno Mars, Yuck, Black Eyed Peas, Rocky Erickson,…
Scott Lapatine | July 4, 2011 - 2:18 pm

Straight To Video

The Best Videos Of 2011 (So Far)

Today's my last day at Stereogum, so instead of the best videos of this week, I'm posting the best videos of the year so far.
jessica | June 17, 2011 - 5:09 pm

Battles Take “Futura” To Fallon

On Gloss Drop, "Futura" works with "Inchworm" and "Wall Street" as part of a 16-minute triad featuring a polished, blown-out quasi-Caribbean vibe. Live, it stands…
Brandon Stosuy | June 17, 2011 - 1:16 pm

The 6 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we've got new videos from Battles, Cults, Holy Ghost!, and Cloud Nothings. It's kind of a slow week for videos, but I think…
jessica | May 13, 2011 - 5:56 pm

Battles – “Ice Cream” Video

"Ice Cream," Gloss Drop's poppiest, most immediate summertime moment, now has a video that opens with a girl licking a swirled cone in the bathtub.
Brandon Stosuy | May 9, 2011 - 11:34 am

Premature Evaluation

Battles – Gloss Drop Premature Evaluation

Beginning today we'll be publishing Premature Evaluations more frequently, and in a briefer format. These posts will also feature point ratings via a 5 Star
stereogum | April 18, 2011 - 2:24 pm

Battles – “Ice Cream”

Vocalist/guitarist/etc. Tyondai Braxton left Battles to work on his solo orchestral and otherwise compositions, so for second full-length Gloss Drop, the remaining trio of Ian…
Brandon Stosuy | March 10, 2011 - 9:29 am

Tyondai Braxton Quits Battles

Sad news: Tyondai Braxton has left Battles so he can focus on his solo career (and let Battles tour in 2011). According to a statement:…
jessica | August 6, 2010 - 1:46 pm

Stream Twilight: Eclipse Soundtrack

You heard Vampire Weekend's "Jonathan Low" (one of VW's top three songs about vampires) and before that Muse's "Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)" (inescapable…
Scott Lapatine | June 2, 2010 - 12:28 pm

Extra Life – “Head Shrinker (Tyondai Braxton Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

In 2001, Extra Life leader Charlie Looker and Tyondai Braxton played in a band together (with Period's Mike Pride) called Antenna Terra. After that, Looker…
Brandon Stosuy | May 11, 2010 - 3:03 pm

Rites Of Spring: A Benefit For Haiti

In March of 2009 Björk and Alex Ross and I got together to do an unannounced afternoon DJ set at Housing Works. Our theme was…
Brandon Stosuy | April 8, 2010 - 10:16 am

10 Years Of ATP In Photos

When the All Tomorrow's Parties festival first launched, the idea of canonizing an iconic album with a track-for-track live performance was still a novel concept.
Amrit Singh | December 14, 2009 - 12:03 pm