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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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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…
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…
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…
Miles Bowe | January 22, 2014 - 4:24 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…
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:…
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…
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…
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…
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…
brandon | July 6, 2009 - 4:55 pm