There's a lot to know about the noisemakers known as Battles. For starters, they are an amazing supergroup comprised of Helmet drummer John Stanier, ex-Don Caballero guitarist Ian Williams, ex-Lynx guitarist Dave Konopka on electronics, and Tyondai Braxton on guitars and samples. They are also one of those groups if seen live that can really make your jaw drop and say "WTF." But, most importantly, the Battles are widely known for their extended abstract creations built on complex experimental rhythms and perplexing drumming and guitar. In a nutshell, it's music that's both complicated and beautiful--a seminal arty and angular sound that perfectly blends a number of textures onto one wacky canvas.
Battles return with the Tonto+ EP (Warp Records) with remixes from electronic gurus The Field, Four Tet, DJ EMZ, and Joell Ortiz plus a DVD including music videos for "Tonto" and "Atlas"--both of which are available on our site.
Watch the music video for Battles: "Atlas" here!
Watch the music video for Battles: "Tonto" here!
Get your free music downloads for Battleshere!