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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 Williams, Dave Konopka,…   Read Story »
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: Due to Battles' ambitions of finishing their second studio…   Read Story »
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 at vampire proms this…   Read Story »
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 studied music at Wesleyan with Tyondai's…   Read Story »
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 "bass" and we included live interactions from Mick Barr (on…   Read Story »
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. A decade later the album-recreation…   Read Story »
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 forward to hearing Central Market…   Read Story »
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 Battles vocalizer, etc., Tyondai Braxton's forthcoming…   Read Story »
By Scott Lapatine & Amrit Singh Saturday was mostly just your standard, hot, sold out, music-filled day at Lolla. Until Rage. Wilco were great and photogenic   Read Story »
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's ability to convince young girls to get on stage and dance…   Read Story »