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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 JohnStanier (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 ofAvantgarde Jazz musician Anthony Braxton).

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

Battles is an American experimental rock band that formed in New York City in 2002. The group is composed of drummer JohnStanier (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 ofAvantgarde Jazz musician Anthony Braxton).

Battles released three EPs in 2004, each on a different record label (Cold Sweat, Monitor and Dim Mak). These wererereleased on the influential Warp label in 2006. Preceded by the Atlas EP ( “single of the week” in NME), and with hypebuilding, 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 theUK’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 Mirrored.

Drummer John Stanier’s yellow Tama drum kit is defined by an extremely high Zildjian K ride cymbal. He believes the ridecymbal 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 seatto 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 inMarch 2011. « hide

Similar Bands: Don Caballero, Tomahawk, Lynx, Cyril Snear, Giraffes? Giraffes!

LPs
La Di Da Di
2015

5
1 Votes
Gloss Drop
2011

3.6
383 Votes
Mirrored
2007

3.9
803 Votes
EPs
Tonto+
2007

3.6
12 Votes
B EP
2004

3.7
70 Votes
EP C
2004

3.6
76 Votes
Tras
2004

3.4
5 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
23 Votes

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