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[LISTEN] BATTLES’ Remix LP ‘Dross Glop’

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Battles’ Gloss Drop remix album Dross Glop is due next week, but the entire LP is now available to stream online. The New York math-rock trio have gathered a tasteful and diverse selection of artists to re-interpret their work, including The Field, Gui Boratto, Hudson Mohawke, Kangding Ray, Alchemist and Kode9. Highlights for me are contributions from Gang Gang Dance and Shabazz Palaces, …

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[LISTEN] SHABAZZ PALACES remix BATTLES

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Math-rock figureheads Battles are currently releasing a series of 12″ singles which feature remixes of tracks from their 2011 LP Gloss Drop. The first, Dross Glop 1, dropped a couple of weeks back and had remixes from the Field and Gui Boratto. Dross Glop 2 is due February 21 and it will feature mixes from rap producer …

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[REVIEW] BIG DAY OUT Auckland 2012

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The Big Day Out did not go out with a bang, nor a whimper, at Auckland’s Mt. Smart Stadium last Friday, but perhaps something in between. Following the promotional clusterf*** of having Odd Future banned, losing Kanye West as the headliner, and then announcing a weak second line-up with a reduced number of stages, it …

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[Watch] BATTLES’ City of Music performance: ‘Africastle’

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Pitchfork posted the second entry to their new City of Music series today, which highlights private studio performances in unique locations throughout the site’s birthplace of Minneapolis. Following Toro Y Moi’s premiere performance is prog trio Battles, with an awesome rendition of Gloss Drop cut ‘Africastle’.

[Watch] Making of Daniels-directed BATTLES video: ‘My Machines’

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Battles latest video for ‘My Machines’, featuring synth-pop godfather Gary Numan, is easily one of my favourites of 2011. The clip was directed by a talented duo who go by the name of Daniels, in collaboration with The Creators Project and Warp. It features some clever techniques to make it appear as if the entire …

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BIG DAY OUT 2012 First Line-up Announcement

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The first line-up announcement for Big Day Out 2012 was drip-fed to social media sites over the last 12 hours (an annoying strategy for fans I must say). The headliners for the Australasian summer music festival are reformed grunge rockers Soundgarden and hip hop mogul Kanye West. These headliners weren’t supposed to be announced til …

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[Watch] BATTLES ft. GARY NUMAN: ‘My Machines’

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Battles dropped a new video today for ‘My Machines’, one of the highlights from their Gloss Drop LP thanks to the vocal talents of synth-pop pioneer Gary Numan. The video one-ups OK GO’s treadmills as a mall shopper suffers a torturous, never-ending fall down an escalator. Numan and Battles taunt the hapless guy by performing around him. The clip is directed by Daniels, a talented duo from The Creators Project known for their wild music videos for …

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