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

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