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Battles Announce New Album


It’s been nearly four years since post-rock animals Battles released Mirrored, their beloved debut album. And after plenty of speculation and intra-band drama, the band is finally set to release follow-up Gloss Drop on June 7 in North America and a day earlier in the rest of the world via Warp.

It’s Battles’ first album as a trio, following the departure of big-haired multi-instrumentalist Tyondai Braxton last year. And, this time around, they’ve recruited a few guests to fill in on vocals: synthpop hero Gary Numan, Boredoms cult leader Yamantaka Eye, Blonde Redhead singer Kazu Makino, and Kompakt Records disco dude Matias Aguayo. The Gloss Drop tracklist is below:

Gloss Drop:

01 Africastle
02 Ice Cream [ft. Matias Aguayo]
03 Futura
04 Inchworm
05 Wall Street
06 My Machines [ft. Gary Numan]
07 Dominican Fade
08 Sweetie & Shag [ft. Kazu Makino]
09 Toddler
10.Rolls Bayce
11 White Electric
12 Sundome [ft. Yamantaka Eye]