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Crafting challenging yet engaging experimental rock that builds on its members' legacies, Battles features drummer John Stanier of Helmet and Tomahawk, guitarist/keyboardist Ian Williams of Don Caballero and Storm & Stress, and guitarist David Konopka of Lynx. Avant solo musician Tyondai Braxton joined the group for its early recordings, including the Tras and EP C EPs, which were both released in June 2004 on Cold Sweat and Monitor, respectively. The B EP followed on Dim Mak in September 2004. The Atlas EP followed in early 2007, succeeded by the band's proper full-length debut, Mirrored, in May 2007. In 2010, Braxton announced he was leaving the band to pursue his own solo career while the rest of the group set to work as a trio on a new record. The following year, Battles released their second full-length album, Gloss Drop, which featured collaborations with Gary Numan, Blonde Redhead's Kazu Makino, and Matias Aguayo. A remix album, Dross Glop, appeared in 2012. Battles began work on new music early in 2014, this time opting for a completely instrumental approach. The results were 2015's La Di Da Di, described by the band as a "mushrooming monolith of repetition." ~ David Serra
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  1.   Song
  2.   Atlas
  3.   Tonto
  4.   Ice Cream
  5.   My Machines
  6.   Tras
  7.   Dot Net
  8.   Wall Street
  9.   Futura
  10.   Tij
  11.   Cacio e Pepe
  12.   Flora>Fauna
  13.   FF Bada
  14.   Tyne Wear
  15.   Dance
  16.   Non-Violence
  17.   Dot Com
  18.   The Yabba
  19.   Sundome
  20.   Ice Cream
  21.   White Electric
  22.   Sweetie & Shag
  23.   Sundome
  24.   Rolls Bayce
  25.   Africastle
  26.   The Line
  27.   Bad Trails
  28.   Leyendecker
  29.   Ddiamondd
  30.   Race: In
  31.   B+T
  32.   Megatouch
  33.   Tricentennial
  34.   Summer Simmer
  35.   Toddler
  36.   Inchworm
  37.   Dominican Fade
  38.   Rainbow
  39.   Snare Hangar
  40.   IPT2
  41.   UW
  42.   Fantasy
  43.   Race: Out
  44.   Bttls
  45.   Prismism
  46.   SZ2
  47.   Luu Le
  48.   Hi/Lo
  49.   TRAS3
  50.   Tras 2

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