Math rock, post rock, prog rock. Whatever you want to call it, it usually doesn't sound very fun.
Gloss Drop, the latest record from Battles, defies those notions. The album, featuring guest vocals from Gary Numan, Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead, and Yamantaka Eye of the Boredoms in the wake of ... More >>
So your most celebrated and, arguably, talented member just left the band to focus on his solo work. For most bands with only one album to their credit, a departure like this would spell a most certain doom. However, New York experimental rockers Battles aren't most bands.The band's most prolific ... More >>
September 14 is a black Friday of sorts for the music world. There is an embarrassment of riches, new release-wise, set for that Meg Tuesday. NPR realizes this, so they're giving you a head start by offering album streams of 14 albums to be released next Tuesday. Which just so happens to be th ... More >>