Back today with news of their brand new record, Battles will be releasing their fourth album ‘Juice B Crypts’ on 18th October. The follow-up to previous mind-benders ‘Mirrored’, ‘Gloss Drop’ and ‘La Di Da Di’, the new one from the art-rock supergroup will see the redefined line-up of Ian Williams and John Stanier create yet another overwhelming sonic experience.
“It’s about chord progressions, resolutions, returning home,” John explains. “Take that and throw it into a blender of modern electronic tools like glitching devices, or use melodic lines and take them and regurgitate them and pulverise the traditional stuff but at the same time try and retain harmonic relationships while completely smashing them up.”
Also sharing first track ‘Titanium 2 Step’ today, the duo recruited Sal Principato from iconic ’80s NYC band Liquid Liquid to jump on the song as well. “We loved making this record in our hometown of New York and cannot be more pleased that Sal from Liquid Liquid is on the track,” explains John, “it could not have been more perfect”.
There’s loads of other collabs set for the rest of the album, with features including including Shabazz Palaces and tUnE-yArDs, so peep the rest of the track list below:
‘Juice B Crypts’ track list:
2. A Loop So Nice…
3. They Played It Twice (ft. Xenia Rubinos)
4. Sugar Foot (ft. Jon Anderson and Prairie WWWW)
5. Fort Greene Park
6. Titanium 2 Step (ft. Sal Principato)
7. Hiro 3
8. IZM (ft. Shabazz Palaces)
9. Juice B Crypts
10. The Last Supper On Shasta (ft. tUnE-yArDs)
Battles have also announced that they’ll be playing a secret headline show at London’s Shacklewell Arms on 13th August. Have a go at winning a ticket here and check out their other dates below:
13 - London, Shacklewell Arms
14 - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
16 - Compton Martin, ArcTanGent Festival
17 - Taranto, Cinzella Festival
23 - Berlin, SchwuZ
24 - Dublin, Button Factory
25 - London, EartH
28 - Manchester, Gorilla
30 - Paris, Le Trabendo (Parc de la Villette)
31 - Borgerhout, Trix
01 - Turin, Club to Club Festival
01 - Seattle, Neumos
02 - Portland, Hawthorne
03 - San Francisco, The Independent
04 - Los Angeles, Lodge Room
07 - Toronto, Lee’s Palace
08 - Chicago, Lincoln Hall
10 - Brooklyn, Music Hall of Williamsburg
11 - Boston, Brighton Music Hall
It’s the third preview of debut album ‘Makes Me Sick Makes Me Smile’, due this month.
It comes alongside the news that they’ve signed to Dead Oceans.
The trio’s last album came in 2017 with ‘After Laughter’.
The “dance banger” track, which appears on imminent new album ‘Hold The Girl’, is described as a “turning point” in the record.