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

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