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Careful Planning and Prolonged Mutation: An Interview with Battles
14 Sep 2015 // 8:02 PM

Drummer John Stanier speaks out about the ins and outs of the band's raw (and entirely instrumental) new album La Di Da Di and why their live show is so important.

The Center Is the Loop: An Interview with John Stanier of Battles
11 Sep 2011 // 4:00 PM

PopMatters talks with Battles drummer John Stanier about the band’s unique take on lyrical expression, the zone of indistinction between rhythm and melody, and the recontextualization of the pop-rock formula.


Battles: La Di Da Di
14 Sep 2015 // 8:30 PM

Battles have figured out exactly what they want to do as a trio, making La Di Da Di feel more focused than their last album.

Tyondai Braxton: HIVE1
13 May 2015 // 9:20 PM

As a look into Braxton's mind, HIVE1 is as fascinating as it is unsettling.


Battles Prove a Force to Be Reckoned With (Photos)
5 Nov 2015 // 4:15 AM

Battles are not for the faint of heart. The three-piece band allowed us to photograph their sound check and the final show of their US tour.

Battles Release "FF Bada”, the Second Single From New Album
2 Sep 2015 // 3:00 AM

Battle's eagerly awaited new album La Di Da Di releases September 18th and the group has just released the new track "FF Bada".

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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