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Watch: Battles - “Dot Net” Video

La Di Da Di Out Now via Warp

Oct 15, 2015

Battles released their new album, La Di Da Di, back on September 18 via their longtime label Warp. Today they have shared a strange and colorful video for "Dot Net." Ben Jones directed the clip, which was produced as part of a new Warp Arts film series for U.K. Channel 4's Random Acts, which pairs Warp artists with filmmakers. It's the first in the series. More

Stream the New Album By Battles, “La Di Da Di,” in Full

La Di Da Di Due out September 18 Release via Warp

Sep 10, 2015

Battles are releasing their new album, La Di Da Di, on September 18 via their longtime label Warp. It's the band's third full-length and their first since 2011's Gloss Drop. Now you can stream the whole thing below, via NPR's First Listen. More

Watch: Battles - “The Yabba” Video

La Di Da Di Due out September 18 Release via Warp

Sep 09, 2015

Battles are releasing their new album, La Di Da Di, on September 18 via their longtime label Warp. It's the band's third full-length and their first since 2011's Gloss Drop. Previously they have shared the album's near-7-minute long opening track, "The Yabba," along with an album making-of documentary, a four-song live session, and the audio for "FF Bada." Now they have shared a video for "The Yabba." More

Listen: Battles - “FF Bada”

La Di Da Di Due out September 18 Release via Warp

Sep 02, 2015

Battles are releasing their new album, La Di Da Di, on September 18 via their longtime label Warp. It's the band's third full-length and their first since 2011's Gloss DropMore

Listen: Battles - “The Yabba”

La Di Da Di Due out September 18 Release via Warp

Aug 13, 2015

Battles recently announced their new albumLa Di Da Di, the band's third full-length and their first since 2011's Gloss DropMore

Battles Share Album Making Of Documentary “The Art of Repetition”

La Di Da Di Due out September 18 Release via Warp

Jul 22, 2015

Last week Battles announced their new album, La Di Da Di, the band's third full-length and their first since 2011's Gloss Drop. It's due out September 18 via their longtime label Warp. Now they have shared a behind-the-scenes making of the album documentary titled The Art of Repetition.   More

Jul 15, 2015

Battles have announced their new album. La Di Da Di is the band's third full-length and their first since 2001's Gloss Drop. It's due out September 18 via their longtime label Warp.  More

Battles Announce Tour

Traveling the States In June

May 08, 2012

Fresh off the release of Dross Glop, the remix accompaniment to last year's Gloss Drop LP, math rock instrumentalists Battles have announced a brief tour through the month of June. More

Battles Ready “Dross Glop 4” 12’’

Full "Dross Glop" Album Out April 17

Apr 04, 2012

For the past two and a half months Battles have been issuing a series of 12'' remixes featuring guest reworkings from their most recent album Gloss Drop. More

Mar 08, 2012

On March 20, Battles will release part three of their Doss Glop remix series. More

Battles To Release “Dross Glop 2”

New Remixes By Shabazz Palaces, Kode9

Feb 09, 2012

As previously reported instrumentalist Battles are releasing a four-part 12'' vinyl collection called Dross Glop, a series of remix tracks taken from their latest album Gloss Drop. More

Battles Announce Four Part 12’’ Series

First Installment Out Feb. 7

Jan 25, 2012

Math rock instrumentalists Battles have revealed that the band is set to release a four-part 12'' vinyl collection called Dross Glop. More

Oct 14, 2011

Taco Bell teamed up with 100 artists, including BattlesWavvesThe DodosRa Ra RiotGardens & VillaThe Rosebuds and more as part of their annual Feed the Beat campaign.  More

Watch: Battles - “My Machines”

Should Have Taken the Elevator

Sep 07, 2011

If you've ever fallen down a flight of stairs you'll probably share some sincere empathy for the poor stuntman who volunteered for the music video for Battles "My Machines." More

Treasure Island Festival 2011 Lineup Announced – Death Cab for Cutie, St. Vincent, and more

Performers Also Include Cut Copy, Beach House, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Friendly Fires, Empire of the Sun, Battles, and others

Jul 26, 2011

Today, Treasure Island Music Festival announced their 2011 lineup. More

Portishead Announce Fall U.S. Tour

Follows Band Curated I’ll Be Your Mirror Festival

Jul 11, 2011

As previously announced, British trip-hop legends Portishead will be curating and headlining ATP's I'll Be Your Mirror festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey, October 1 and 2. More

Battles Stop by ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’

Performed "Futura" Off Gloss Drop

Jun 17, 2011

The post-rock outfit gave a thrilling performance of "Futura," off their recently released Gloss Drop. We have the vid. More

Stream New Battles Album ‘Gloss Drop’

Gloss Drop Officially Arrives Tomorrow, June 7

Jun 06, 2011

3VOOR12 is offering a free stream of Battles' Gloss Drop the day before its official U.S. release. More

May 09, 2011

With their much anticipated Mirrored follow-up Gloss Drop scheduled for release on June 7, Battles have unveiled a semi-NSFW video for their track "Ice Cream." More

Battles Hit The Road

Dates Begin April Fools Day

Mar 02, 2011

Battles are hitting the road in support of forthcoming album Glass Drop.  We have the dates.  More

Battles Announce “Gloss Drop”

New Album To Be Released In June

Feb 25, 2011

Post-rockers Battles have announced a release date for the long awaited follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut MirroredMore

Battles Announces (Very Limited) Live Dates

Showcase Material From Sophomore Album

Jul 28, 2010

In anticipation for their upcoming sophomore album (no release date as of yet!) Battles is getting out of the studio and onto the stage for exclusive shows in New York and London. We have the info.  More

Warp X Set To Release All Tomorrow’s Parties Documentary September 23rd

Featuring Belle and Sebastian, Portishead, Sonic Youth, Animal Collective, and More!

Jun 16, 2009

If that Warp Records box set wasn't enough, the label's sister company Warp X has something else to offer music fans. The independent Sheffield film production company is preparing for the release of their fourth film, the DIY concert documentary entitled All Tomorrow's Parties. All Tomorrow's Parties puts a lens on the cult music festival of the same name on September 23rd.  More


Interviews

Jul 02, 2007

Scheduling mishaps. They happen. For example, one might prepare a set of questions for a phone interview with Battles bassist/guitarist Dave Konopka only to have them answered via email by Battles drummer John Stanier. The result is just as informative—until you get to the questions about John Stanier, of course. Then things get silly. More


Reviews

La Di Da Di

La Di Da Di

Warp

Sep 14, 2015

Battles' debut Mirrored is still one of the most notable albums of the last several years. It managed to present a wholly weird soundexperimental rock built not on electronics, but filtered through them in a visceral and unique wayand somehow masquerade it as pop music. More

Dross Glop

Dross Glop

Warp

Apr 27, 2012

Taking a record rife with compelling ideas as its focus, a remix redux of Battles' 2011 album Gloss Drop is an intriguing prospect, though creative license sometimes translates here as unbridled indulgence.  More

Gloss Drop

Gloss Drop

Warp

Jun 06, 2011

The cover art to Battles' second album, Gloss Drop, is quite strange, even considering the type of music this avant-garde/experimental rock band has assembled in its short history together. A mountain of pink, melting silly string is shot in hyper close-up. At first, it just seems like a pisstake, but once the listening begins, the photograph's deflated playfulness sets in as a visual premonition. More