Stream: Battles unveil album artwork; listen to new single!
Genre-defying NYC rockers Battles have unveiled the artwork for thier upcoming full-length, ‘Glass Drop’. The band also have one track available to stream online: the bright, upbeat single “Ice Cream”, featuring Chilean born Kompakt minimal techno producer Matias Aguayo.
‘Glass Drop’ follows 2007′s universally acclaimed ‘Mirrored’. It features the UK’s dark synth pop pioneer Gary Numan; Chilean born Kompakt minimal techno producer Matias Aguayo; cult indie rocker Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead; and Yamantaka Eye, the messianic dreadlocked front man of Japanese cosmiche future beat unit, the Boredoms.
“When we’re writing songs, no one in this group has ever said ‘Wait, we’ve gone too far. This isn’t a Battles song.’ Because what is a Battles song? We don’t know,” said Battles’ John Stanier. “All I know is that there are no parameters and no boundaries. That is the whole point and has been since day one.”
Stream: Battles – ‘Ice Cream (Featuring Matias Aguayo)’
Battles’ ‘Gloss Drop’ is out June 2011 on Warp Records through Inertia