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Battles announce new LP ft. mem of Yes, Shabazz Palaces, Tune-Yards + touring

Battles Juice B Crypts

Experimental math rock greats Battles have announced their fourth album and first in four years, Juice B Crypts, due October 18 via Warp Records (pre-order). It was made by the current core duo of Ian Williams and John Stanier, and guests include Shabazz Palaces, Tune-Yards, Yes vocalist Jon Anderson, Xenia Rubinos, Taipei psychedelic band Prairie WWWW and Sal Principato of ’80s era NYC dance-punk group Liquid Liquid. Sal is on lead single “Titanium 2 Step,” which sounds very inspired by the early ’80s dance-punk that Liquid Liquid helped define, so, needless to say, Sal is a great fit for this one. “We loved making this record in our hometown of New York and cannot be more pleased that Sal from Liquid Liquid is on the track,” said John Stainer. “It could not have been more perfect.” Listen below.

Battles also announced a tour, including a hometown show on December 10 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today (8/7) at noon and the public on-sale starts Friday (8/9) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

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Battles — 2019 Tour Dates
August 14 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
August 16 – Compton Martin, UK – ArcTanGent Festival
August 17 – Taranto, IT – Cinzella Festival
October 23 – Berlin, DE – SchwuZ
October 24 – Dublin, IE – Button Factory
October 25 – London, UK – EartH (Hackney Arts Centre)
October 28 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Gorilla
October 30 – Paris, FR – Le Trabendo (Parc de la Villette)
October 31 – Borgerhout, BE – TRIX
November 1 – Turin, IT – Club To Club Festival 2019
December 1 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
December 2 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne
December 3 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
December 4 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
December 7 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
December 8 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
December 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
December 11 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

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