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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Battles Back in San Francisco In November at Great American

Posted By on Wed, Sep 26, 2007 at 4:52 PM

More good news for Bay Area fans of fast, technical rock. For those of you who missed their coveted Slim's date, we get em at the Great American Music Hall. Bring your ear plugs!

Full release after jump.

Thursday --11.1.07 Great American Music Hall --San Francisco, CA W/ No Age

NEW BATTLES EP AND FALL TOUR DATES!

2007 has been an amazing year for Battles, with the release of their first full length record, Mirrored (Warp Records), and sold out shows across the world. Drawing praise from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Spin, NPR, Esquire, Alternative Press, Filter, Magnet, Billboard, Blender, The Fader, The New York Times and more, they set the precedent amongst their peers and made a record '....unlike any recording out there at the moment.' (All Music). Now Battles return with the Tonto+ EP, comprised of remixes from contributors The Field, Four Tet, DJ EMZ and Joell Ortiz, along with a bonus DVD package that includes the new video for the song, 'Tonto'.

The Tonto video, following in the footsteps of the much lauded Atlas video, showcases Battles' unique live setup. Produced by Warp Films in conjunction with celebrated light artists UVA, Tonto was shot in a remote rock quarry from dusk til dawn and is a one time live performance of the 8 minute epic song.

PRESS ON BATTLES:

"In fact, Battles may be the first band to really play with the way that 21st century software can extend and distend the sound of a rock band in real time..." - PITCHFORK (9.1)

"Complex, expertly done electro rock with dabs of techno and shadowy oddball tunes as well as kick-ass drumming. Think TV on the Radio collaborating with Aphex Twin." - ROLLING STONE

"Bemusement turns to amusement; then comes the sneaking suspicion that Mirrored might just be a work of deranged genius."--BLENDER

"Battles shrouds rock in an enigma, wraps percussion in a puzzle, and comes out with beautifully confusing music."-XLR8R

TOUR DATES:

Saturday 10.27.07 Vegoose Festival Las Vegas, NV

Monday 10.29.07 Epicentre San Diego, CA

Tuesday 10.30.07 Henry Fonda Theater Los Angeles, CA W/ No Age

Thursday 11.1.07 Great American Musc Hall San Francisco, CA W/ No Age

Friday 11.2.07 Hawthorne Theater Portland, OR W/ Parts & Labor

Saturday 11.3.07 Neumos Seattle, WA

Sunday 11.407 Fun Fun Fun Fest Austin, TX

Wednesday 11.7.07 Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, MN W/WhiteWilliams

Thursday 11.8.07 Metro Chicago, IL W/ Caribou, Born Ruffians

Friday 11.9.07 The Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI W/ White Williams

Saturday 11.10.07 Lees Palace Toronto, ON W/ White Williams

Sunday 11.11.07 Le National Montreal, QC W/ White Williams

Monday 11.12.07 Paradise Boston, MA W/ White Williams

Tuesday 11.13.07 Webster Hall New York, NY W/White Williams

TONTO+ TRACKLISTING (CD AND 12" INCLUDE BONUS DVD):

01. TONTO

02. TONTO (THE FIELD REMIX)

03. TONTO (FOUR TET REMIX)

04. TONTO (LIVE AT AT FRF 07)*

05. LEYENDECKER (LIVE AT FRF 07)*

06. LEYENDECKER (DJ EMZ REMIX FEAT. JOELL ORTIZ)

DVD

01. TONTO

02. THE MAKING OF TONTO

03. ATLAS

* NOT INCLUDED ON 12" RELEASE

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