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Kingsley Flood declare new Battles

For a songwriter as simple and direct as Naseem Khuri, the band he's built around himself is surprisingly multi-faceted.
Cellars by Starlight
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  February 01, 2013
WrathOfTheTitans film

Review: The Wrath of the Titans

The folks who gave us the bombastic 3D remake of Clash of the Titans unleash Jonathan Liebesman's Wrath , and it's sensational — if you like being stuffed into a trash can and rolled down a hill.
Sword & sandal frenzy
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  April 06, 2012
Fullmetal - Sacred

Review: Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos

The Fullmetal Alchemist series has expanded impressively, from the 2001 graphic novel, to the 2003 anime series and film to the 2009 reboot of the anime, and now Kazuya Murata's film, which picks up from the middle of the second anime reboot.
Animated alchemical battles
By MADDY MYERS  |  January 20, 2012

[phlipcam video] Battles @ Royale

If the departure of Tyondai Braxton has effected BATTLES' sound in the least, that's news to me. Admittedly, I haven't spent enough time with their...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  October 03, 2011
Battles, Gloss Drop

Battles | Gloss Drop

In an twist of musical irony, the New York nutsos in Battles lose their most prominent member — vocalist/guitarist/sound manipulator Tyondai Braxton — and end up sounding more like an actual band.
Warp (2011)
By RYAN REED  |  June 03, 2011

[news] Tyondai Braxton leaves Battles

Battles, the acclaimed New York-based experimental post-rock supergroup, has lost a soldier. Singer/guitarist/keyboardist Tyondai Braxton has left the band in advance of Battles' upcoming sophomore...
By Michael Marotta  |  August 06, 2010


So much, so fast

Angular, mathy bands run the risk of boring their audience live.
Battles, Great Scott, April 5, 2007
By JOE BERNARDI  |  April 06, 2007