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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

Connect Sessions — Breakdancing With Light

Ron Amstutz's work has always lived on the border of photography, video and performance art; he builds elaborate physical worlds, documents them with his still-camera,…
SPIN Staff / November 26, 2014

Connect Sessions Ep. 2 — Found Sounds

When musician Ian Williams first accepted the challenge of scoring photo/video artist Ron Amstutz's film study on how to document and choreograph a performance about…
SPIN Staff / November 25, 2014

Connect Sessions Ep. 1 — Window Studies

How does one make a film out of photographs of painted light? How do you choreograph a dance to it? And then, how do you…
SPIN Staff / November 24, 2014

Connect Sessions — Sounds of Vision

Ian Williams is a busy man. When SPIN finally gets a hold of him via Skype in mid-November, he has the happily worn-out look of…
SPIN Staff / November 21, 2014

Welcome to The Connect Sessions

If cave paintings of drummers are anything to go by, the relationship between visual artists and musicians is older than civilization. In the digital age,…
SPIN Staff / November 19, 2014
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