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

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