We already told you about Brooklyn based experimental proggy math rockers Battles’ return to Music City at Exit/In on Oct. 17. The band are touring in support of their upcoming third LP, La Di Da Di (yes, like the Slick Rick song), due out on Warp Records Sept. 18. Unlike their 2011 release, Gloss Drop, this album will be instrumental, and, if you’ve seen Battles live, you know that their true gift is creating an almost trance like state of sonic pummeling. You can hear the first single, “The Yabba,” from the new LP below, which features an almost electronica influenced vibe which continues to build through several “drops” weaved into the structure.
The enigmatic band is comprised of drummer John Stanier (of Helmet and Tomahawk), guitarist/keyboardist Ian Williams (of Don Caballero and Storm & Stress), and guitarist David Konopka (of Lynx). Rolling Stone, who premiered the track, sat down to chat with Williams and Konopka about the new record, influences, and the food porn album covers, and it is worth the time of any Battles fan. Together these guys culminate one of the most insane live shows that you can possibly imagine, so don’t dilly dally; grab your $18 tickets before it is too late.