Battles “Ice Cream”
Color me a little surprised by the dance tendencies and the, well, non math rock of the first track “Ice Cream” from the sophomore album Gloss Drop from the band Battles. The group is joined by Matias Aguayo on vocals for the track, which starts with a vocal sample and stretches into a pretty heavy electro dance jam. While I would imagine the group hasn’t completely left the high-browed krautrock that peppered their debut LP (and the EPs before that), it is still fairly interesting to hear the new sound from the band. Gloss Drop will come out June 7th, so we will hear if the sound on “Ice Cream” is an indication of a new direction or an outlier.