Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyBattlesOctober 16th, 2011Glass HousePomona was a hotbed of activity on Sunday night as Battles headlined the Glass House while Foster the People sold out the Fox Theater across the street. In a perfect world, Battles should have been headlining the Fox Theater as they engi ... More >>
After losing a member, the purveyors of contemporary prog take on a slew of new vocalists
When Battles come back to Southern California to tour Gloss Drop next week, we're in for a tighter, more cohesive show than their Echoplex debut as a trio last May. Multi-instrumentalist Dave Konopka says of that show (their first since their sophomore set Gloss Drop was finished, actually), ... More >>
BattlesThe EchoplexMay 2, 2011With the release of their second LP Glass Drop a month away, Battles gave the LA prog set a sneak peak at its sans-Tyondai Braxton lineup at a sold-out performance at The Echoplex last night. When Braxton left the band in August while they were still finishing the fo ... More >>
bttls.comBattles, now a trio! I must admit I cried a bit when multi-instrumentalist Tyondai Braxton left Battles last year . . . but that doesn't make the announcement of their new album, Gloss Drop, and the tour fronting it any less exciting. Gloss Drop, which will feature appearances by Chilean ... More >>
Lilledeshan BoseTyondai Braxton performing with Battles at Lee's Palace in TorontoSinger/guitarist Tyondai Braxton has left mathy, experimental rock band Battles. The announcement was made today on their record label, Warp.net.
If there seems to be a slew of bad news in music that you can't do anything about (Tyondai Braxton leaving Battles, Dusty Rhodes and the River Band calling it quits), you can at least listen to a new song from The 88 called "They Ought To See You Now."
Tons of tunes for your holiday mixtape