Four years since releasing La Di Da Di, Battles are back in action, now operating as a duo. Multi-instrumentalist Ian Williams and drummer John Stanier have announced that their next record is called Juice B Crypts and will be out October 18 on Warp.
With the announcement, the band has released a new song, “Titanium 2 Step,” which features Sal Principato of Liquid Liquid, a thrilling introduction, with the crisp rhythmic feel harking back to the New York underground scene of the early 80s.
"We loved making this record in our hometown of New York and cannot be more pleased that Sal from Liquid Liquid is on the track,” explains John, “it could not have been more perfect".
”[Juice B Crypts is] about chord progressions, resolutions, returning home,” Ian Williams said in a statement. “Take that and throw it into a blender of modern electronic tools like glitching devices, or use melodic lines and take them and regurgitate them and pulverize the traditional stuff but at the same time try and retain harmonic relationships while completely smashing them up.”