Gloss Drop, which will feature appearances by Chilean artist Matias Aguayo, electronic-music pioneer Gary Numan and Blonde Redhead singer Kazu Makino, will drop June 7.
Even better news is the announcement of their SoCal appearance; they'll be at the Echo on May 2. Apparently, the new album is poppier and even summery, as bassist Dave Konopka told Pitchfork:
There was a lot of new space to work with, but the album is still crazy–
it doesn't sound like we're a three-piece. It also opened up a lot of
doors for us to collaborate with some really great vocalists such as Matias Aguayo from Kompakt Records and Eye from the Boredoms.
There are two more guests I can't talk about just yet. And all the
vocalists are really integrated into the music; it's not like, “Why is
Chris Martin on this Battles song?” [laughs]