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Battles announce new album & tour dates, co-curating an ATP

Battles

As previously mentioned, Battles have been in the studio working on their follow-up to 2007’s Mirrored. The new album, titled Gloss Drop, is set to be released June 7 on Warp and features an array of guests including Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead, Gary Numan, Yamantaka Eye of Boredoms, and Matias Aguayo. Perhaps they’ll help fill the void caused by the departure of guitarist/vocalist Tyondai Braxton. You can preorder the album here. Battles have also announced an international tour in support of the album including April 27 at Le Poisson Rouge. All dates are listed below.

Although Tyondai Braxton will not be performing with them, as mentioned, he will be performing dates with the Wordless Music Orchestra including one at NYC’s Alice Tully Hall this Monday, March 7th.

Battles are also co-curating, with Caribou and Les Savy Fav, ATP Nightmare Before Christmas which is happening in the UK this December. Tickets go on sale 3/3 at 5 PM. In other Caribou related news, he is planning a split vinyl with Four Tet. Listen to each artist’s contribution below.

Helmet, the band previous home to Battles drummer John Stanier, also plays this month as part of the Metalliance Tour with Saint Vitus, Crowbar, Red Fang, Howl, The Atlas Moth, and Kylesa. That hits Irving Plaza on March 25th.

All Battles dates, tracklisting, and MP3 streams below…

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Battles Headline Shows (At intimate venues. Be quick.)
26 April Boston US Brighton Music Hall
27 April New York US Le Poisson Rouge
29 April Toronto Canada Horseshoe
30 April Chicago US Lincoln Hall
02 May Los Angeles US Echo
03 May San Francisco US Bottom of the Hill
04 May Portland US Doug Fir
05 May Seattle US Crocodile
UK and Europe
10 April Berlin Germany Festsaal Kreuzberg
20 April London UK ICA
31 May Marseille France Espace Julien
03 June Brighton UK Concorde2
04 June Manchester UK O2 Apollo
06 June Leeds UK Cockpit
07 June Glasgow UK The Arches
10 June Dortmund Germany FZW
11 June Munich Germany Feierwerk
01 April Osaka Japan Zettai-mu
03 April Tokyo Japan Sonar Sound
08 April Rotterdam Holland Motel Mosaique
09 April Luxembourg Out of the Crowd
11 April Brussels Belgium Domino Festival
12 April Lille France Aeronef
27 May Barcelona Spain Primavera Sound
28 May Dudingen Switzerland Kilbi Festival
02 June Poitiers France Confort Moderne
05 June Dublin Ireland Forbidden Fruit Festival


Gloss Drop tracklisting
01. AFRICASTLE
02. ICE CREAM (FEATURING MATIAS AGUAYO)
03. FUTURA
04. INCHWORM
05. WALL STREET
06. MY MACHINES (FEATURING GARY NUMAN)
07. DOMINICAN FADE
08. SWEETIE & SHAG (FEATURING KAZU MAKINO)
09. TODDLER
10. ROLLS BAYCE
11. WHITE ELECTRIC
12. SUNDOME (FEATURING YAMANTAKA EYE)

Four Tet – Pinnacles
Pinnacles by Four Tet

Caribou – Daphni – Ye Ye
Daphni – Ye Ye by Caribouband

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