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4.3 out of 5

21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Battles

Natalia Páli

Many people said that they were disappointed because it sounded like Gloss Drop, happily I haven't heard Gloss Drop yet and I'm loving La Di Da Di.

Another classic!!!

RingMod1

The third full length album from Battles is fantastic and even better than Gloss Drop (IMHO). I think I prefer them as an instrumental band with no guest vocalists. For me Battles are the most important band of the last 20 years and this album is confirmation of this.

Best yet!

Jay-Marks

An actual album. A cohesive collection of loops and beeps and HARD HARD drums.

About Battles

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

ORIGIN
New York, NY
FORMED
2002

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