[new] Battles – Ice Cream (Feat. Matias Aguayo)

By Will Oliver, March 9th 2011 — with 13 comments MP3

It’s been a long wait, but we finally have a new song from Battles. It’s called “Ice Cream” and it features Matias Aguayo on guest vocals. Huw Stephens Zane Lowe played the song on Zane Lower’s BBC Radio 1 show earlier today. It’s a disjointed song that comes together in a fashion that only Battles could conjure up. There’s a lot of funky elements that show Battles development as a band, but at the core, it’s still very much Battles.

It will be included on new album Gloss Drop which is set for a June 6th release via Warp Records.

Listen to the radio rip from Zane’s radio show. It’s pretty great quality considering.

Battles – Ice Cream (Feat. Matias Aguayo) by weallwantsome1

  • Caligulove

    Thanks! With all those guests, who knows what to expect, but this sounds great!

  • logan

    The band is fantastic, but I dont understand why they feel the need to toss vocals on their songs now. Their eps were incredible with no vocals, and Mirrored’s addition of vocal parts worked best when they were minimal and blended in with the instrumentation. I may need to listen to this more, but once the songs takes off, I feel like the vocals get in the way of the beauty of the music, especially as they sound like a vocal jam over the music, rather than an integral part of the song. I know there is the pressure to deliver on the success of songs like Atlas, but this just seems out of place. Not to mention how this is going to work with their famously impressive live show. I personally would love to hear a mix of this particular song as an instrumental.

  • socal
  • http://www.wolfinaspacesuit.com Artemis P. Gone

    Just listen to Wolf In a Spacesuit instead.

  • jeffv

    from the tracklist it looks like they are instrumental for the most part which im really happy about, but this is still pretty good! amazing band!

  • mike

    Ian Williams is a joke, Jon Stanier is awesome. This song was pretty cool for about a minute.

  • andrew

    BATTLES is BACK! and people, Battles is a prog band, if they released another version of mirrored that wouldnt be very progressive would it?

  • rex

    oh yes. matias aguayo and battles. such a perfect combo! they should do an entire record together/ just makes sense.

  • Hocobo

    Really dissapointed. I hope the rest of the album is better.

  • js

    I really want to like this, but it sounds like hippy jam rock.

  • al

    this is terrible. i don’t care if you want to place the band in some easily definable genre-box that explains why they are recording music that is worse than their previous output, this is objectively a very bad song, due mostly to the vocals. i don’t care where this dude came from, he needs to go away. battles, you can do better.


    People say this is bad and stuff…. but who the hell are they to say that battles sucks?! i think this song is really awesome, yes, the style is not was battles was, but bands change, is a fact, you can keep hearing them or you step away.

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