Battles announce La Di Da Di, a new album that’s sure to make you ba bi bay bo

Battles announce La Di Da Di, a new album that's sure to make you ba bi bay bo

The members of Battles are unadulterated foodies!

And with that, we have reason to totally disregard the straightforward explanation for Tyondai Braxton’s departure five years ago, because even though most people would accept that international tours can be exhausting and perhaps a repetitive enterprise, it’s even easier to realize the rift that a disemboweling love for food can have between people who don’t share the same dietary worldview. Clearly Tyondai was or is more conservative with his daily carb intake, while Dave Konopka, Ian Williams, and John Stanier bathe in ice cream and use bubble gum as object adhesives in lieu of “normal” things like pockets. It really is way easier if you just slap your car keys to your abdomen as opposed to having to dig.

But breakfast foods! Those are at least partially the subject of the recently announced Battles album La Di Da Di, going entirely by the album cover, as well as the track “Flora > Fauna,” which suggests a secret veggie fandom. The album’s out September 18 on Warp, and even though it’s been a cool four years since Gloss Drop, there’s no reason to predict a qualitative decline. A “mushrooming monolith of repetition” is the phrase used by a press release, though it’s unclear whether that’s a musical reference or a nod to chosen recent pizza toppings.

Dates in support have also been revealed! Check those out below.

La Di Da Di tracklisting:

01. The Yabba
02. Dot Net
03. FF Bada
04. Summer Simmer
05. Cacio e Pepe
06. Non-Violence
07. Dot Com
08. Tyne Wear
09. Tricentennial
10. Megatouch
11. Flora > Fauna
12. Luu Le

Dates:

09.15.15 - County Laois, Ireland - Electric Picnic
09.07.15 - Prague, Czech Republic - Stimul Festival
09.10.15 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch
09.30.15 - Boston, MA - Paradise
10.01.15 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s
10.02.15 - Chicago, IL - Metro
10.03.15 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
10.06.15 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial
10.07.15 - Seattle, WA - Neptune
10.09.15 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
10.11.15 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent
10.13.15 - Dallas, TX - Trees
10.14.15 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
10.15.15 - New Orleans, LA - Republic
10.16.15 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
10.17.15 - Nashville, TN - Exit In
10.18.15 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
10.19.15 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10.20.15 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
10.23.15 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2
10.24.15 - Bristol, UK - Simple Things
10.25.15 - Glasgow, UK - ABC 1
10.28.15 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom
10.29.15 - Lille, France - Le Grand Mix
10.30.15 - Paris, France - PItchfork
10.31.15 - Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom
11.02.15 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
11.03.15 - Brussels, Belgium - Botanique
11.04.15 - Berlin, Germany - Berghain
11.06.15 - Torino, Italy - Club2Club
11.07.15 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland Airwaves


BATTLES TICKETS

• Battles: http://bttls.com
• Warp: http://warp.net

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