This show should not be missed. A warm up show for their Pitchfork Music Festival performance in Chicago. Free show! In inclement weather: Der Rathskeller.
Battles is an American rock band formed in 2002 in New York City. The group is composed of drummer John Stanier (formerly of Tomahawk and Helmet), guitarist/keyboardist Ian Williams (formerly of Don Caballero and Storm & Stress), guitarist Dave Konopka (formerly of Lynx).
Battles released three EPs in 2004 which were re-released on the Warp label in 2006. Their album "Mirrored" was released in May 2007 to widespread critical acclaim. Among many positive reviews, the album received a score of 9.1 in a Pitchfork Media review and a glowing write up in the UK's Clash Magazine. The band scored its first UK cover feature in May 2007, talking to Plan B Magazine about the making of "Mirrored".
The band's second album, "Gloss Drop" was just released on June 6.
The Fresh & Onlys and Delicate Steve will open.