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Battles

Battles is an American experimental rock band that formed in New York City in 2002. The group is composed of drummer John Stanier (formerly of Tomahawk and Helmet), guitarist/keyboardist Ian Williams (formerly of Don Caballero and Storm & Stress), guitarist Dave Konopka (formerly of Lynx), and, until August 2010, guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Tyondai Braxton (son of avant garde Jazz musician Anthony Braxton).

Battles released three EPs in 2004, each on a different record label (Cold Sweat, Monitor and Dim Mak). These were re-released on the influential Warp label in 2006. P ...read more

Battles is an American experimental rock band that formed in New York City in 2002. The group is composed of drummer John Stanier (formerly of Tomahawk and Helmet), guitarist/keyboardist Ian Williams (formerly of Don Caballero and Storm & Stress), guitarist Dave Konopka (formerly of Lynx), and, until August 2010, guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Tyondai Braxton (son of avant garde Jazz musician Anthony Braxton).

Battles released three EPs in 2004, each on a different record label (Cold Sweat, Monitor and Dim Mak). These were re-released on the influential Warp label in 2006. Preceded by the Atlas EP ( "single of the week" in NME), and with hype building, the LP Mirrored was released on the 14 May 2007 to widespread critical acclaim.

Among the many positive reviews, the album received a score of 9.1 in a Pitchfork Media review and a glowing write up in the UK's Clash Magazine, where comparisons were made to Glitter Beat. The band scored its first UK cover feature in May 2007, talking to Plan B Magazine about the making of the album.

Drummer John Stanier's yellow Tama drum kit is defined by an extremely high Zildjian K ride cymbal. He believes the ride cymbal is overused in drumming, so he wanted to make it more of an effort to play it. He has to jump up from his drum seat to hit it during live performances.

In August 2010, Battles announced that Tyondai Braxton had amicably left the band to continue his solo career.

The band’s second album, Gloss Drop, was released on June 6, 2011. The album’s first single, 'Ice Cream', was released in March 2011. « hide

Similar Bands: Don Caballero, Mutiny on the Bounty, Lynx, Cyril Snear, Giraffes? Giraffes!

LPs
La Di Da Di
2015

3.3
73 Votes
Gloss Drop
2011

3.6
428 Votes
Mirrored
2007

3.9
853 Votes
EPs
Tonto+
2007

3.4
13 Votes
B EP
2004

3.7
74 Votes
EP C
2004

3.6
79 Votes
Tras
2004

3.3
6 Votes
Live Albums
Lives
2007

4
3 Votes
Compilations
Dross Glop
04/17/2012

2.9
17 Votes
EP C/B EP
2006

3.8
26 Votes

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