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Battles Explore a Kaleidoscopic Techno-Future in ‘Dot Net’ Video

Battles' latest collection of jukebox-hopping experimental music, La Di Da Di, pushed forward their tendencies toward playful musical ephemera and their latest video from that…
Colin Joyce / October 15, 2015

Through Being Cool: Battles Just Don’t Give a S**t

Battles' practice space is a beautiful disaster. Just two days after returning from a globe-trotting slate of one-off dates that saw them playing sets in Dublin,…
Colin Joyce / September 23, 2015

Review: Battles Lock Into Holding Patterns on ‘La Di Da Di,’ But Oh What Patterns

Who was the last guitar hero or star drummer? It feels like so long since a band been identified by a chief instrumentalist that you…
Dan Weiss / September 17, 2015

Battles Stream Their New LP ‘La Di Da Di’ in Full

Math-rock extraordinaires Battles will release their follow-up to 2011's Gloss Drop, on September 18, but the band is streaming that forthcoming effort, titled La Di…
Rachel Brodsky / September 10, 2015

Battles’ ‘The Yabba’ Video Is a Technicolor Daydream

Battles will release La Di Da Di, their first album since 2011's Gloss Drop, next week. To celebrate they've shared a music video for that…
Colin Joyce / September 9, 2015

Battles Share Second ‘La Di Da Di’ Single, ‘FF Bada’

Battles' third album, La Di Da Di, drops in a little more than two weeks, and on Wednesday the math rock outfit shared the confidently wonky "FF…
James Grebey / September 2, 2015

Battles Share Intricate, Lengthy New Track, ‘The Yabba’

Battles are releasing their follow-up to 2011’s Gloss Drop next month, and they've just shared a new single from the upcoming instrumental LP, La Di Da Di.
James Grebey / August 13, 2015

Battles Announce New Album, ‘La Di Da Di’

Battles, the math-rock noiseniks and self-described Networked Band, have announced a new album, La Di Da Di. Due September 18 via Warp Records, the follow-up to 2011's Gloss…
Harley Brown / July 15, 2015

Connect Sessions — The Work

After a month in the hothouse, last week's live event at the Brooklyn club Verboten, finally saw the premieres of the Connect Sessions powered by…
SPIN Staff / December 23, 2014

Connect Sessions Ep. 10 — Com Truise, How to Dress Well, and Ian Williams Take the Stage

Interviewed a few hours before taking the stage of the live Connect Sessions powered by Microsoft event at the Brooklyn venue Verboten last Wednesday, December…
SPIN Staff / December 22, 2014

Connect Sessions — Boldfaced Names

The December New York winds let up long enough on Wednesday night that attendees of the live Connect Session powered by Microsoft were able to…
SPIN Staff / December 19, 2014

Connect Sessions — Live/Wired

Among the qualities differentiating North Williamsburg dance-club Verboten from its chic-nightlife neighbors is a one-of-a-kind Martin Audio sound system that’s among NYC's best-kept secrets. On…
SPIN Staff / December 19, 2014

Connect Sessions — Connectivity at a Glance

The well-worn anecdote that much of cultural history is built on the myth of the Great Artist has a punchline that's also a poorly kept…
SPIN Staff / December 2, 2014

Connect Sessions Come Alive

Great collaborations may be hatched behind close doors, but they can only be baptized before a live audience.And so it shall be with the Connect Sessions powered…
SPIN Staff / December 2, 2014

Connect Sessions Ep. 3 — The Nature of Collaboration

Not all creative partnerships are built the same — it's what makes every collaborative venture unique, surprising, and, often, enterprising in theretofore unpredictable ways. That's…
SPIN Staff / December 1, 2014
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