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Watch: Battles - “The Yabba” Video

La Di Da Di Due out September 18 Release via Warp

Sep 09, 2015 Battles
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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.”

The video starts with a girl spinning a basketball on her finger and then the camera spins around the band’s members as they perform the song, both outside and inside a blacked out studio. The video progresses from there (it is a near-7-minute long track after all). It’s a kinetic clip, well edited to the movements of the song. Roger Guàrdia directed the video, which was produced by CANADA. Check it out below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Battles Tour Dates:


10 - Hopscotch, Raleigh NC, US
30 - Paradise, Boston, MA, US


1 - Lee’s, Toronto, ON, US
2 - Metro, Chicago, IL, US
3 - First Ave, Minneapolis, US
6 - Imperial, Vancouver, BC, US
7 - Neptune, Seattle, WA, US
9 - Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, US
11 - Crescent, Phoenix, AZ, US
13 - Trees, Dallas, TX, US
14 - Mohawk, Austin, TX, US
15 - Republic, New Orleans, US
16 - Masquerade, Atlanta, US
17 - Exit In, Nashville, US
18 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, US
19 - 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, US
20 - Webster Hall, New York, NY, US
23 - Academy 2, Manchester, UK
24 - Simple Things, Bristol, UK
25 - ABC 1, Glasgow, UK
28 - Electric Ballroom, London, UK
29 - Le Grand Mix, Lille, FR
30 - PItchfork Paris, FR
31 - Zoom, Frankfurt, DE


2 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
3 - Botanique, Brussels, BE
4 - Berghain, Berlin, DE
6 - Club2Club, Torino, IT
7 - Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, IS


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