Yes, you heard right.
About a week after the band announced a Dublin date in the Button Factory on October 24th, Battles (who are now a two-piece) have announced that their new full-length album is called Juice B Crypts and that it’ll be out for all to hear on October 18th.
It’s the post-everything band’s fourth full-length and will feature guest performances from Shabazz Palaces, Tune-Yards and Jon Anderson of Yes.
The album will be released through Warp Records, the home of so much weird and wonderful music.
Here’s what band member Ian had to say on the album – “It’s about chord progressions, resolutions, returning home. 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”.
The band have also just released a new single ‘Titanium 2 Step’. A glitchy art-rock number which features Sal Principato.
Battles – Juice B Crypts Tracklist
2 A Loop So Nice
3 They Played It Twice (feat. Xenia Rubinos)
4 Sugar Foot (feat. Jon Anderson & Prairie WWWW)
5 Fort Greene Park
6 Titanium 2 Step (feat. Sal Principato)
7 Hiro 3
8 IZM (feat. Shabazz Palaces)
9 Juice B Crypts
10 Last Supper On Shasta Pt. 1 (feat. Tune-Yards)
11 Last Supper On Shasta Pt. 2 (feat. Tune-Yards)