Friday, 26 September 2008


Battles' music has a 99.9% chance of being 100% better than any of the mopey shit you and your friends record in bedrooms. They're routinely labeled a math-rock band, but differential calculus or combinatorics would be more accurate reference points. The debut album on which “Atlas” appears is entitled Mirrored. It follows a furtive stream of cryptically-designed EPs that have earned the band a sizable digital following to coincide with the audiences they’ve entranced in the quasi-estranged physical space.