Slacker Logo



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
Read More Read Less

Stations Featuring

Albums by

Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Atlas
  3.   Tonto
  4.   My Machines
  5.   Ice Cream
  6.   Tras
  7.   Dot Net
  8.   Wall Street
  9.   Futura
  10.   Snare Hangar
  11.   The Yabba
  12.   Tras 2
  13.   Hi/Lo
  14.   Non-Violence
  15.   Dot Com
  16.   Sundome
  17.   Sundome
  18.   Dominican Fade
  19.   Africastle
  20.   Bad Trails
  21.   Dance
  22.   Fantasy
  23.   IPT2
  24.   TRAS3
  25.   Toddler
  26.   Bttls
  27.   Flora>Fauna
  28.   Summer Simmer
  29.   FF Bada
  30.   White Electric
  31.   Sweetie & Shag
  32.   Inchworm
  33.   Rolls Bayce
  34.   Prismism
  35.   Leyendecker
  36.   Ddiamondd
  37.   Rainbow
  38.   UW
  39.   The Line
  40.   Ice Cream
  41.   Cacio e Pepe
  42.   Megatouch
  43.   Race: In
  44.   Luu Le
  45.   Tij
  46.   SZ2
  47.   Race: Out
  48.   Tricentennial
  49.   Tyne Wear
  50.   B+T

Artists Related to Battles


Loading Sliders...
  1. + -



Casting to |