Out in October, it features cameos by Shabazz Palaces, Xenia Rubinos and Yes's Jon Anderson.
Juice B Crypts, which lands October 18th via long-running label partner Warp Records, is the first Battles album written and recorded in the group's native New York. Following Dave Konopka's departure in 2018, the new LP will be toured by the duo of Ian Williams and John Stanier. It's their fourth album overall, following La Di Da Di, Gloss Drop and Mirrored.
"It's about chord progressions, resolutions, returning home," says Williams about Juice B Crypts. "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 pulverise the traditional stuff but at the same time try and retain harmonic relationships while completely smashing them up."
The album includes a clutch of cameos, including Shabazz Palaces, Xenia Rubinos and Yes's Jon Anderson. The first single, "Titanium 2 Step," features Sal Principato from US dance-punk outfit Liquid Liquid.
Listen to "Titanium 2 Step."
02. A Loop So Nice...
03. They Played It Twice feat. Xenia Rubinos
04. Sugar Foot feat. Jon Anderson and Prairie WWWW
05. Fort Greene Park
06. Titanium 2 Step feat. Sal Principato
07. Hiro 3
08. IZM feat. Shabazz Palaces
09. Juice B Crypts
10. The Last Supper On Shasta feat. tUnE-yArDs
Warp Records will release Juice B Crypts on October 18th, 2019.
Photo credit: Chris Shonting