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Battles Announce New Album, Share New Song “Titanium 2 Step” (feat. Sal Principato)

Juice B Crypts Due Out October 18 via Warp; Album Features Shabazz Palaces, tUnE-yArDs, and More

Aug 07, 2019 Battles
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Battles have announced a new album, Juice B Crypts, and shared its first single, “Titanium 2 Step,” which features Sal Principato of Liquid Liquid. Juice B Crypts finds Battles reconfigured as a duo, Ian Williams (keys, guitar, electronics) and John Stanier (drums) remain after bassist Dave Konopka left the band last year. Juice B Crypts is due out October 18 via Warp. Check out “Titanium 2 Step” below, followed by the album’s cover art and the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Juice B Crypts is the band’s fourth full-length, the follow-up to 2015’s La Di Da Di. Chris Tabron (Trash Talk, Mobb Deep, Ratking) produced and mixed the album. As well as Sal Principato, the album also features Xenia Rubinos, Taipei-based psychedelic band Prairie WWWW, Yes vocalist Jon Anderson, Shabazz Palaces, and tUnE-yArDs.

Williams had this to say about the album in a press release: “It’s about chord progressions, resolutions, returning home. Take that and throw it into a blender of modern electronic tools like glitching devices, or use melodic lines and take them and regurgitate them and pulverize the traditional stuff but at the same time try and retain harmonic relationships while completely smashing them up.”

Stanier had this to say about “Titanium 2 Step” in the press release: “We loved making this record in our hometown of New York and cannot be more pleased that Sal from Liquid Liquid is on the track, it could not have been more perfect.”

Battles Tour Dates:

August 14 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
August 16 - Compton Martin, UK - ArcTanGent Festival
August 17 - Taranto, IT - Cinzella Festival
October 23 - Berlin, DE - SchwuZ
October 24 - Dublin, IE - Button Factory
October 25 - London, UK - EartH (Hackney Arts Centre)
October 28 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Gorilla
October 30 - Paris, FR - Le Trabendo (Parc de la Villette)
October 31 - Borgerhout, BE - TRIX
November 1 - Turin, IT - Club To Club Festival 2019
December 1 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
December 2 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne
December 3 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
December 4 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
December 7 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
December 8 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
December 10 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg
December 11 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

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