Photos: Battles at the Midway

Battles (photo: Ian Young) It was a loud night at the Midway on Sunday, October 1, where jam-rock band Battles started off Roctober on a fitting note. Our photographer Ian Young was at the show with the gallery of the always animated band's performance.

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Giveaway: Battles fight the Fillmore this Friday

No one sounds quite like Battles. Their most recent effort, the formidable La Di Da Di, is as immediately striking as their last record (2011’s tirelessly playful Gloss Drop), but gets there with far fewer bodies in the room — forgoing the string of guest vocalists they experimented with on their previous release for a record-length showcase of Ian Williams, Dave Konopka, and John Stanier's musical chemistry. The three have been playing together since 2002, and have proven time and time again that their instrumental work sings just as well as any of their vocal-featuring tracks. La Di Da Di [...]

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Don’t miss at TIMF 2011: Battles

Battles came barreling out of the indie gates in 2007 with Mirrored, a spastic debut that defied genre. Make no mistake: "Atlas", from Mirrored, will shake you to your very core. Not that Battles haven't released other noteworthy, eclectic songs since then - but oh man, "Atlas." It just rips. Battles released their latest, Gloss Drop, back in June via Warp. While Battles shrunk from four members to three since Mirrored's release, Glass Drop still manages to capture Battles' original unique sound, but with new-found buoyancy and elegance. If the energy of their music is any indication, the band's Treasure [...]

Photos/Review: Battles @ Bottom of the Hill 5/3/11

The first thing about seeing Battles in concert is that their records don’t even remotely hint at the savage power and sheer volume of their live show. Mirrored, their breakthrough debut full-length, and the tracks that have been released from their upcoming sophomore effort, have their live show's playful braininess and experimental complexity but they have a mannered ease to them. On record, the band may be playing some of the most uncompromisingly difficult music in all of indie rock but it sounds like they're making it without breaking a sweat. Live, it's a whole different story--by the end of [...]

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