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Battles Ready ‘Techno Thrum’ of New LP ‘La Di Da Di’

Experimental rock trio will also embark on North American tour this fall


Battles will return this September with 'La Di Da Di,' the experimental rock trio's first album in four years

Grant Cornett

Battles will return this September with La Di Da Di, the experimental rock trio’s first album in four years. The 12-track LP, the follow-up to 2011’s Gloss Drop, will arrive via Warp Records on September 18th. “It feels good to say that, it’s been a while. Thank you for waiting,” the band wrote after announcing their new album. The trio describe La Di Da Di as “a mushrooming monolith of repetition. Here is an organic techno thrum of nearly infinite loops that refuse to remain consistent.”

Battles features former Helmet drummer John Stanier alongside guitarist/keyboardist Ian Williams and guitarist/bassist Dave Konopka. The band will hit the road in support of their new album with a North American trek that kicks off September 10th at Raleigh, North Carolina’s Hopscotch Festival. La Di Da Di is available now to pre-order digitally, vinyl or CD through the band’s official site; preorder and ticket bundles are also being offered.

Check out the La Di Da Di tracklist and tour dates below.

La Di Da Di

1. “The Yabba”
2. “Dot Net”
3. “FF Bada”
4. “Summer Simmer”
5. “Cacio e Pepe”
6. “Non-Violence”
7. “Dot Com”
8. “Tyne Wear”
9. “Tricentennial”
10. “Megatouch”
11. “Flora > Fauna”
12. “Luu Le”

Battles North American Tour

August 20 – New York, NY @ Saint Vitus
August 22 – Portland, OR @ Musicfest NW
August 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
September 10 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival
September 30 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
October 1 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
October 2 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
October 3 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
October 6 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
October 7 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
October 9 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
October 11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
October 13 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
October 14 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
October 15 – New Orleans, LA @ Republic
October 16 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
October 17 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In
October 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
October 19 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
October 20 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall


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