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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

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 Stosuy | July 6, 2009 - 4:55 pm

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

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's…
Amrit Singh | May 28, 2008 - 3:57 pm

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