OMFG! The experimental band Battles has finally released new music and it is spectacular. We are bouncing off the walls with excitement about this news! Juice B Crypts would be the first album since 2015’s La di da di and will be released by the badasses at Warp records on the 18th. Along with this announcement from earlier in the year(in August) Multi-instrumentalist Ian Williams and drummer John Stanier dropped the song funky Titanium 2 Step featuring Sal Principato from Liquid, Liquid.
Williams and Stainer released a 2 song combo, A Loop So Nice that sounds almost like a disturbing version of Metronomy and They Played it Twice which features the genre bending voice of Xenia Rubinos. Rubinos and Principato aren’t the only guest features on the track lists. Some exciting names like Yes frontman Jon Anderson and Tune-yards. Along with some unknown names like the Taiwanese psych band 落差草原 WWWW (aka Prairie WWWW).
“It’s about chord progressions, resolutions, returning home,” guitarist Ian Williams states in the press release about the record as a whole. “Take that and throw it into a blender of modern electronic tools like glitching devices, or use melodic lines and take them and regurgitate them and pulverize the traditional stuff but at the same time try and retain harmonic relationships while completely smashing them up.”
Check out both songs, the track list and tour dates down below! Give us your thoughts! We’d love to hear from y’all
Juice B Crypts:
02 A Loop So Nice…
03 They Played It Twice [ft. Xenia Rubinos]
04 Sugar Foot [ft. Jon Anderson and 落差草原 WWWW]
05 Fort Greene Park
06 Titanium 2 Step [ft. Sal Principato]
07 Hiro 3
08 IZM [ft. Shabazz Palaces]
09 Juice B Crypts
10 The Last Supper on Shasta Pt. 1 [ft. Tune-Yards]
11 The Last Supper on Shasta Pt. 2 [ft. Tune-Yards]
10-23 Berlin, Germany – SchwuZ
10-24 Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory
10-25 London, England – EartH (Hackney Arts Centre)
10-28 Manchester, England – Manchester Gorilla
10-30 Paris, France – Le Trabendo (Parc de la Villette)
10-31 Borgerhout, Belgium – TRIX
11-01 Turin, Italy – Club to Club Festival
12-01 Seattle, WA – Neumos
12-02 Portland, OR – Hawthorne
12-03 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
12-04 Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
12-07 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace
12-08 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
12-10 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
12-11 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Nathan Alan Schwartz likes to dance in the pale moonlight.
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