For those who don't know, here are the lyrics for their songs, it makes them that much more fun to sing along to!
PEOPLE WONT BE PEOPLE WHEN THEY HEAR THIS SOUND THAT'S BEEN GLOWING IN THE DARK AT THE EDGE OF TOWN PEOPLE WONT BE PEOPLE, NO THE PEOPLE WONT BE PEOPLE WHEN THEY HEAR THIS SOUND WONT YOU SHOW ME WHAT BEGINS AT THE EDGE OF TOWN
THE SINGER IS A CROOK THE SINGER IS A CROOK THE SINGER IS A CROOK THE SINGER IS A CROOK THE KITCHEN IS THE COOK THE SCISSORS ARE THE BARBERS THE SINGER IS A CROOK THE CHORUS, FULL OF ACTORS
*THE CHORUS DOESN'T MATTER (LAST VERSE)
THE DIAMOND THAT WAS STOLEN HELD THE CODE THAT MELTED WATER INTO LETTERS SPELLING WHERE IT HAD BEEN TAKEN TO IN FACT I HAD A VISION OF THE NUMBERS CORRESPONDING WITH THE LETTERS T-H-E-D-I-A-M-O-N-D
THEY'RE SUSPENDED LIKE A PRISM SPLITTING FLOODLIGHT TO POLES OF PRIMARY COLORS CLAWING THE VEIL OF THE VACUUM THERE'S A PICTURE OF THIS GIVEN TO AUTHORITIES, THE SENTENCE "I'M AN ARCHITECT AND HERE'S MY PRISON" WRITTEN ON IT
WITH SCHEMATICS SO METICULOUS THE MEASUREMENTS OF SUPERIMPOSITIONS OF A ROOM WITHIN THE WINDOW MAKE A DREAM THAT ENDS UP BEING SUCH AN ENTITY IN YOUR REFLECTION, YOU ARE THE DREAM TO IT, YOU ARE IN THE PRISM
THE MIRRORS IN THE CORNER THROWING IMAGES AGAINST THE OTHER MIRRORS MADE COUNTING CORNERS IMPOSSIBLE THE BREAKING NEWS HAD COUNTED ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN, ELEVEN CORNERS OF THE MIRRORED CORNERS
WHY HAVE YOU DONE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE SOMETHING IS SO SINISTER WHEN STARRING AT THE DIAMOND SOMETHING YOU HAVE DONE SO SINISTER WHY HAVE YOU DONE THIS AM I IN THE MIRROR AM I WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN STARRING AT AM I A DIAMOND?
JUST LIKE A REFLECTION OF A FRIEND OF MINE, I AM A REFLECTION OF AN ENEMY, AM I A REFLECTION OF AN ENEMY, JUST LIKE A REFECTION OF A FRIEND OF MINE?
ONCE ONE TIME I WAS AMAZED NATURAL DELAY AND YOUR WIDE VOICE GOT OUT OF PHASE I COULDN'T EXPLAIN
WHY WOULD SOME ECHO OUT RACE A STATEMENT AS VAGUE AS "ONCE ONE TIME I WAS AMAZED" I WAS AMAZED
THE NIGHT THE NIGHT IS STILL THE NIGHT IS STILL CALM STILL COMBATIVE BUT NEVER ATTACKS
I started listening to these guys after I found out they were on the lineup, and honest to god, i was tripping out. I was very very very sober, and I felt like i was in a different universe. These guys are weird.....in a good way. Ill probably check out their concert (conflicts permitting) and have no idea what to expect.
"Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio."
OK, you've got me in. I've had the 'Battles' EP for a while and it fvcks with my head. The opening track is great then there are two weird little things that don't have time to anywhere, then a 12 minute reject from Throbbing Gristle's back catalog, then when I'm about to give up, it closes with another classic.
Anyway Becca's Youtube link got me hooked into Atlas and I'm just d/ling 'Mirrored/ now.
These guys have been my greatest find in my preperation for bonnaroo. Ive honestly never heard anything like it! I went out and bought "Mirrored" and although there are spots of it that drag on for the most part it kicks all different kinds of ass. Glad to see that im not the only one jumping onto the Battles is awsome train. Really looking foward to seeing them, judging by what ive seen on Youtube this is one of those shows that you cant miss.