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Tyondai Braxton – “Gracka”

Tyondai Braxton, the experimental composer and former Battles member, is getting ready to release HIVE1, his first solo album in six years. Braxton composed every track on the album for an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, and listening to its tracks, it’s pretty easy to imagine the sounds pinging off the walls of that beautiful… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 15, 2015 - 8:59 am

Tyondai Braxton – “Scout1″

Former Battles member Tyondai Braxton has announced that he’ll put out a new record, HIVE1, later this year. It’s his first solo album in six years, and his first since leaving Battles in 2010. The record is made up of eight pieces that were originally composed for a Guggenheim Museum exhibition called HIVE. “Scout1″ i… More »

By: James Rettig / February 25, 2015 - 10:01 am

Watch PBS’ NYC-ARTS Profile On Tyondai Braxton

Last year we sat down with former Battles frontman Tyondai Braxton to talk about many of his recent ventures as a solo artist. These included collaborations with Phillip Glass and an installation at the Guggenheim. Recently Channel Thirteen did a segment that provides a little more insight into those projects and what he may have… More »

By: Miles Bowe / January 22, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Q&A: Former Battles Frontman Tyondai Braxton On His Upcoming Performance/Installation HIVE And A New Solo Album On The Horizon

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 »

By: T. Cole Rachel / March 20, 2013 - 12:40 pm

The National-Curated Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Fest Announces Lineup: The Walkmen, St. Vincent, Beirut, The Antlers, More

In January, Brooklyn Academy of Music announced that it would host a spring festival curated by the National’s Bryce and Aaron Dessner, and today that event, called Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (a reference to this Whitman poem), announced it’s full lineup. It goes down 5/3-5/5. And, yeah, if you’re into indie rock, skewing the more arrangement-heavy… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 29, 2012 - 5:36 pm

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:… More »

By: jessica / August 6, 2010 - 1:46 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 studied music at Wesleyan with Tyondai’s father Anthony. The ongoing association/collaboration continues with Tyondai’s insectoid scratch-implosion of Made Flesh’s “Head Shrinker,” giving the BTW their first pair of slippery dancing… More »

By: 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 was “bass” and we included live interactions from Mick Barr (on distortion-free guitar) and the composer Anna Clyne (a piece with cello and tape). It was a lot of fun and,… More »

By: brandon / April 8, 2010 - 10:16 am

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 forward to hearing Central Market develop. Tyondai Braxton’s vision comes more into focus via this ten-minute album centerpiece, a schizophrenic orchestral piece with plenty of kazoo and plenty of any… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 28, 2009 - 12:54 pm

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 Battles vocalizer, etc., Tyondai Braxton’s forthcoming self-produced solo release, Central Market. According to the official notes on “Uffe’s Woodshop,” the sounds you’re hearing are “vocals/whistling, kazoos, violins, violas, synths, electronics,… More »

By: brandon / July 6, 2009 - 4:55 pm