Free MP3: Battles – "Ice Cream" Featuring Matias Aguayo


Battles "Gloss Drop" Warp Records

Known for deconstructing rock, punk, and electronic, taking it to the garage and stripping its fancy parts, the math-rock supergroup Battles experiment with new blood–one with Chilean sweet vocals. His name is Matias Aguayo and on the first song from the forthcoming album Gloss Drop called “Ice Cream” we get sticky prog-rock gone haywire, a bonanza of vicious riffs and made-up words. What an interesting treat! But, that’s the Battles for you.

Gloss Drop is the second album from this New York trio whose debut album Mirrors received critical acclaim in large part due to their experimental take on everything from electronic to punk, rock and experimental music.  We won’t see the new album drop until June 6th on Warp Records, but here’s some free “Ice Cream” as well as some tour info to tie you over until then!

[Free MP3: Battles – “Ice Cream” Feat. Matias Aguayo]

Gloss Drop Track Listing:

1. Africastle
2. Ice Cream (Featuring Matias Aguayo)
3. Futura
4. Inchworm
5. Wall Street
6. My Machines (Featuring Gary Numan)
7. Dominican Fade
8. Sweetie & Shag (Featuring Kazu Makino)
9. Toddler
10. Rolls Bayce
11. White Electric
12. Sundome (Featuring Yamantaka Eye) <.p>

2011 Battles World Tour

01 Osaka, Japan @ Zettai@mu
03 Tokyo, Japan @ Sonar Sound
08 Rotterdam, Holland @ Motel Mosaique
09 Luxembourg @ Out of the Crowd
10 Berlin, Germany @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
11 Brussels, Belgium @ Domino Festival
12 Lille, France @ Aeronef
20 London, UK @ ICA
26 Boston, US @ Brighton Music Hall
27 New York, US @ Le Poisson Rouge
29 Toronto, Canada @ Horseshoe
30 Chicago, US @ Lincoln Hall

02 Los Angeles, US @ Echo
03 San Francisco, US @ Bottom of the Hill
04 Portland, US @ Doug Fir
05 Seattle, US @ Crocodile
27 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
28 Dudingen, Switzerland @ Kilbi Festival
31 Marseille, France @ Espace Julien

01 Lyon, France @ Nuits Sonores Festival
02 Poitiers, France @ Confort Moderne
03 Brighton, UK @ Concorde2
05 Dublin, Ireland @ Forbidden Fruit Festival
04 Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo with Caribou
06 Leeds, UK @ Cockpit
07 Glasgow, UK @ The Arches
10 Dortmund, Germany @ FZW
11 Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk
12 Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefährlich

→ Preorder Gloss Drop at Bleep (includes instant Ice Cream download)
→ Preorder Gloss Drop at Amazon UK
→ Preorder Gloss Drop at Amazon DE