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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.
05 Nov 2015
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.
14 Sep 2015
Battle's eagerly awaited new album La Di Da Di releases September 18th and the group has just released the new track "FF Bada".
02 Sep 2015
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.
11 Sep 2011
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