Short post today – busy fighting evil monotonous record empire.
Fourth nova-bomber squadron leader Murray mentioned to me, upon first hearing this band “I’m getting the same vibe I got the first time I heard ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’. Like this is the start of something.'” And Murray has been working sound for music gigs (and fighting his own covert war against shitty music) for a long time.
Battles – Atlas
Hunt around for concert footage on Youtube if you’re interested in the technical details of just what the hell is going on. You’ll get a much better idea of the kind of (and amount of) crazy gear Battles use to create their unique kind of noise seeing them work guitars and keyboards at the same time (one hand on each, guitar picking being modulated by the keybaord) or pumping a wah-wah pedal attached to the vocal microphone.