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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 »

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. They line up pretty closely with my favorite videos of the year, but hey, it’s my last day. I get to pick my favorites. I included videos from my two… More »

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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
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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
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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

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 stand…
brandon | June 17, 2011 - 1:16 pm
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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
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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 | May 9, 2011 - 11:34 am
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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
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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 Ia…
brandon | March 10, 2011 - 9:29 am
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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
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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 | 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 wa…
brandon | April 8, 2010 - 10:16 am
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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
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New Tyondai Braxton – “Platinum Rows”

When we previewed the Battles multi-instrumentalist's cartoony "Uffe's Woodshop" last month, we said If felt very much like the part of something bigger and looked…
Scott Lapatine | August 28, 2009 - 12:54 pm
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New Tyondai Braxton – “Uffe’s Woodshop”

Earlier today I claimed Air's "Do The Joy" has a cartoon vibe to it, but it's nothing at all like this frantically paced track from…
brandon | July 6, 2009 - 4:55 pm
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Lollapalooza 2008: Saturday In Photos, Rage Delivers Bruises

By Scott Lapatine & Amrit Singh Saturday was mostly just your standard, hot, sold out, music-filled day at Lolla. Until Rage. Wilco were great…
Amrit Singh | August 3, 2008 - 12:27 pm
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Sasquatch 2008 In Photos Pt. 2

Our second and final Sasquatch! dispatch comes with fewer bands than Part One, but a deeper look at them. Last time we teased Wayne Coyne'…
Amrit Singh | May 28, 2008 - 3:57 pm
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NY Times Profiles Brooklyn’s Experimental (And Stylish) Indie Rockers

Stereogum's tag cloud hovers above The Paper Of Record today, with profiles on Brooklyn alt-rockers in Arts & Leisure and an indie rock dress-up cheat…
Stereogum | March 8, 2008 - 12:50 pm
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Stereogum’s 30 Favorite Live Shows Of 2007

We saw a lot of concerts this year! You probably did too, if you're the sort to be checking music blogs on your downtime over
Stereogum | December 23, 2007 - 7:23 pm
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