BATTLES SUMMER TOUR

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BATTLES TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA THIS SUMMER
IN SUPPORT OF THEIR MIRRORED LP, OUT MAY 22 ON WARP


Battles
After releasing Mirrored, an album many have heralded to be one of the most important records of 2007, Battles gear up for an extensive North American tour. Be sure to catch their brain melting live show at a venue near you.

Mirrored is Battles first album proper and a significant measure of evolution from a band that has yet to cease moving. Still entirely intact are the unflinching experimentations and metallic angles of their young catalog, but a new melodic insight has manifested itself in the form of some of their most engaging tracks yet. “Tonto” opens with and off-kilter series of chimes and chugs which are welded to a forcibly shuffling drumbeat and a foreboding chant that gives way to a soaring midsection. First single “Atlas” is a verifiable anthem, unrelenting and gigantic, but never surrendering the skewed aesthetic of the band’s past. With snaking, entrancing harmonies and thundering percussive force, Battles are a distorted reflection of an entire musical diaspora. Battles have delivered an experimental masterpiece that deserves recognition of its own.

Battles tour dates available HERE.

Press on Battles:

Mirrored is the sort of album that the sharp rock kids will be citing as an inspiration. It’s a glimpse through a prism into a myriad of rock futures, and all of them look like a blast.” -NME

“Technically dazzling as you’d expect. What’ll surprise you are the grooves-simple, funky and Rolex-precise.” – ALTERNATIVE PRESS

“One would be hard pressed to name another group combining such a pedigree with a calculated, yet fearlessly avant-garde, experimental sound.” – ANTH