Got Mirrored last night. Wow I love it! I put on the headphones with the lights out. It made me see repeating patterns of lines and hand-drawn scribbles, multi-colored infinite black and pastel grids, electric blue and yellow flame-like colors as the sounds and vocals swelled and contracted in my head. IMO, not a good album to listen to while working or as background noise. But it heavily rewards anyone who gives a careful introspective listen.
THANK YOU !!! I have never heard of these guys before and I checked out the links...sound great. Thanks for turning me on to new music...its been crazy trying to stay on top of it all and filter through all the crap that has been coming out lately
Well Battles is definitely not playing Sunday, because they'll be in Philly doing a show, which might mean that they aren't doing Saturday either, but that's not necessarily true. I'm hoping for a late night Thurs. or Friday show, myself.
How do they do the vocals for the live performance? Are they using something like a souped up Frampton talk box?
I've had the pleasure of seeing Battles live at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX; AMAZING SHOW!
There are soooooooooo many synths, pedals, electronic equipment in general on stage. The vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Tyondai Braxton simply sings into a mic that is run through an ungodly amount of effects. The live loops that they create while playing are phenomenal.
Battles are without a doubt in the top 3 shows of the weekend for me. Possibly behind only The Mars Volta (assuming they are confirmed).