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

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