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Battles guitarist/keyboardist Ian Williams selling off lots of old gear online

photo by Chris Shonting

Vibrant math rockers Battles are gearing up to release their fourth LP Juice B Crypts next month, and before the band heads out on tour in support of the new record, they’ll be moving studios and parting ways with lots of old gear. Guitarist and keyboardist Ian Williams has decided to sell off a number of old guitar amps, pedals, loopers, and other related gear online, which means if you’ve ever wanted to replicate the unique, distinct guitar tones heard on the band’s past records like Mirrored and Gloss Drop, you can now at least use some of the exact some equipment. Musical skill not included.

The gear being sold was used while recording and touring the band’s previous three albums. Some of these items have been already sold, so act fast if you’re willing to bring a piece of Battles history into your studio. You can view all these items on the band’s site.

Battles’ fall tour begins in South America next month, before they head to North America in December. They’ll stop at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 10 (tickets). You can find all updated dates, and revisit Battles’ recent single, “Titanium 2 Step,” featuring vocals from Sal Principato, below.

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Battles — 2019 Tour Dates
October 9 – Lima, Peru – Sala Raimondi
October 10 – Quito, Ecuador – La Ideal
October 11 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Balaclava Fest 2019
October 12 – Buenos Aires, Argentino – Niceto Club
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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