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Battles confirm new album plans for 2010

Battles have confirmed that they plan to release the follow-up to their critically-lauded 2007 debut album ‘Mirrored’ this year.

The New York band have started work on the album in their home city and are set to head to the Machines With Magnets studio in Pawtucket for proper studio sessions soon.

They are yet to reveal song titles set for the album, although guitarist Dave Konopka has spoken about how planning the album in the Times Square area of New York may influence it.

“Where we are is really seedy,” he said. “It reminds me of old school Midnight Cowboy-era New York. Most of that area has been Bloomberged into consumerism, ESPN zones and Broadway shows, but on the outskirts there’s little pockets of vice. We’re playing right above a jack shop.”