NYC’s very own experimental supergroup Battles is beyond pleased to confirm a release date for their upcoming highly anticipated album, Gloss Drop.
Glass Drop will mark the band’s second full-length album, as well as their newest material since their 2007. debut album, Mirrors.
If you’ve heard Mirrors before, you’re probably expecting and anticipating a lot from the funky-progressive supergroup. Their debut album was essentially a compilation from music from various strange angles, giving the band’s sound a very diverse and wide reputation.
Rest assured, though. In an interview with Pitchfork earlier this month, guitarist Dave Konopka lays down some details on the album, confirming that it’s as musically versatile as ever.
“There’s a good spectrum– some shorter songs, some poppier songs, some total rock songs, some more out-there songs, some manic songs, a semi hip-hop-vibe song.”
He also touches base on the emotional factor in the album.
“…it feels like such a free, fun, summery album to me. When we listened to it as a whole, it felt like so much more of an accomplishment than Mirrored. It was a really emotional couple years to get it all together. You don’t really associate our music with that emotional thing, but I cried like a fucking baby when I first heard it.”
Gloss Drop hits stores early this summer, with a speculated release date for June 7th. Pre-order the album here.
Track listing for Gloss Drop
Ice Cream (feat. Matias Aguayo)
My Machines (feat. Gary Numan)
Sweetie & Shag (feat. Kazu Makino)
Sundome (feat. Yamantaka Eye)