Battles have returned.

It’s been four years since the release of their 2015 album La Di Da Di; They have been teasing at something new since their billing at various festivals for quite some time. Now that wait is over, and we have treats galore! Their new album is titled Juice B Crypts, and it is due for release a mere two and a half months away. Of course, we have something to tick us over in the intermittent, in the form of a delightfully vibrant new single, titled “Titanium 2 Step”.

The accomplished Brooklyn duo have definitely not lost their edge. This new song is like a party anthem from the event horizon, featuring all the quirky electronic rock blips and chimes we’ve come to appreciate from Battles, but with a welcomed dashing of (for lack of a better term) upbeat energy. It also features the vocal talents of Liquid Liquid‘s Salvatore Principato, just to add that extra zing. It bodes extremely well for the new album!

To complete the trinity of good news, Battles have also bulked out their tour schedule, which continues in Europe and concludes in the US, with one date to be held in their backyard of Brooklyn. Their ever-elaborate technical rigs are one of the band’s biggest selling points, so seasoned fans are well advised not to miss them during this current run, and that’s not mentioning the new material.

See below for the full list of dates:

Wed 14 Aug 2019Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
Fri 16 Aug 2019 – ArcTanGent 2019, Compton Martin, UK
Sat 17 Aug 2019 – Cinzella Festival 2019, Taranto, Italy
Wed 23 Oct 2019 – SchwuZ, Berlin, Germany
Thu 24 Oct 2019 – Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland
Fri 25 Oct 2019 – EartH (Hackney Arts Centre), London, UK
Mon 28 Oct 2019  -Manchester Gorilla, Manchester, UK
Wed 30 Oct 2019  -LE TRABENDO (Parc de la Villette), Paris, France

Thu 31 Oct 2019 – TRIX, Borgerhout, Belgium
Fri 01 Nov 2019  – Club To Club Festival 2019, Turin, Italy
Sun 01 Dec 2019  -Neumos, Seattle, WA, US
Tue 03 Dec 2019  -The Independent, San Francisco, CA, US
Sat 07 Dec 2019 – Lee’s Palace, T
oronto, ON, Canada
Tue 10 Dec 2019 – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, US
Weds 11 Dec 2019 – Brighton Music Hall, MA, United States

Juice B Crypts will be released on October 18 via Warp Records. You can pre-order the album here. To catch up on Battles‘ back-catalog, check them out on their Apple Music and Spotify sites. For all other news and info, visit their official website and Facebook page.

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