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Battles set date for ‘Gloss Drop’

February 24th, 2011

Back in 2007, robo-math rock outfit Battles dazzled ears with an album called Mirrored, which balanced unlikely melodies with razor-sharp instrumental precision. Now, four years later, they’ve announced their long-awaited follow-up.

Gloss Drop, as its named, will be released via Warp Records on June 7th. The album marks the first new music they will release without vocalist/co-founder Tyondai Braxton, who left last summer during recording sessions.

The 12-track LP will include collaborations with Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino, new wave legend Gary Numan, Boredoms frontman Yamantaka Eye and minimal disco artist Matias Aguayo.

You can read a candid interview between the band and Pitchfork from earlier this month by clicking here.

1. Africastle
2. Ice Cream (feat. Matias Aguayo)
3. Futura
4. Inchworm
5. Wall Street
6. My Machines (feat. Gary Numan)
7. Dominican Fade
8. Sweetie & Shag (feat. Kazu Makino)
9. Toddler
10. Rolls Bayce
11. White Electric
12. Sundome (feat. Yamantaka Eye)

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