Gloss Drop

Battles

Release Date:

05/06/2011

Record Label:

Warp Records

  1. £7.99
7digital What we said: When Battles lost a key member last September, many predicted it would spell the end for arguably the best math-rock outfit of all time. Fortunately, the remaining members regrouped and are now proving those doom-mongers wrong in spectacular fashion on Gloss Drop. To fill the space once occupied by Tyondai Braxton, the trio traversed the globe to recruit an eyebrow-raising array of guest vocalists including Yamantaka Eye, frontman of Japanese noise-rockers Boredoms, and our very own Gary Numan. And, as they mash together funk, tropicalia, rock and a gazillion other genres with all the gusto of a band given a second lease of life, Battles prove more thrillingly skittish than ever here. They may be a man down, but there’s no way you’d ever guess.
Track NumberTrack TitleTrack LengthTrack Price/Buy Link
1

Africastle

5:48
2

Ice Cream (Featuring Matias Aguayo)

4:36
3

Futura

6:17
4

Inchworm

4:52
5

Wall Street

5:24
6

My Machines (Featuring Gary Numan)

3:55
7

Dominican Fade

1:48
8

Sweetie & Shag (Featuring Kazu Makino)

3:50
9

Toddler

1:11
10

Rolls Bayce

2:06
11

White Electric

6:14
12

Sundome (Featuring Yamantaka Eye)

7:47
Duration:
53:48
Genres:
Alternative