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Battles Share Two New Interconnected Songs “A Loop So Nice…” and “They Played It Twice”

Juice B Crypts Due Out October 18 via Warp; Songs Feature Xenia Rubinos

Sep 26, 2019 Battles
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Battles are releasing a new album, Juice B Crypts, on October 18 via Warp. Now they have shared two more songs from it, “A Loop So Nice…” and “They Played It Twice,” which are interconnected and meant to run together (and so have been presented in one YouTube visual). They feature guest vocals from Xenia Rubinos. Listen below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Previously Battles shared Juice B Crypts’ first single, “Titanium 2 Step,” which features Sal Principato of Liquid Liquid and was one of our Songs of the Week.

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 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 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 previous 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.”

Battles Tour Dates:

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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