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Battles are the Networked Band, or perhaps the-band-as-network. An island chain linked by a unique combination of artistry, experimentation, technology and singular focus. A band that holds computerized loops in their brains, leaves sweat on their machines and whose sonic heartbeat is almost brutally human.

Dave Konopka, Ian Williams and John Stanier have turned the tables on themselves this time, confronted their own ideas of what Battles is – and here on their third album, have willed an answer to that question into existence. As the name might imply, La Di Da Di is a mushrooming monolith of repetition. Here is an organic techno thrum of nearly infinite loops that refuse to remain consistent. The rhythmic genus of Battles is here as ever; full frontal, heightened and unforgiving – the gauntlet through which melody and harmony must pass, assailed at every turn.

La Di Da Di Tracklist:

01. The Yabba

02. Dot Net

03. FF Bada

04. Summer Simmer

05. Cacio e Pepe

06. Non-Violence

07. Dot Com

08. Tyne Wear

09. Tricentennial

10. Megatouch

11. Flora > Fauna

12. Luu Le

 

 

NORTH AMERICAN DATES IN BOLD

 

AUGUST

7 – Ypsigrock, Sicily, IT

20 – St Vitus, NYC, US SOLD OUT

22 – Musicfest NW, Portland, OR, US

23 – FYF Festival, Los Angeles CA, US

 

SEPTEMBER

5 – Electric Picnic, Ireland

7 – Stimul Festival, Prague

10 – Hopscotch, Raleigh NC, US

30 – Paradise, Boston, MA, US

 

OCTOBER

1 – Lee’s, Toronto, ON, US

2 – Metro, Chicago, IL, US

3 – First Ave, Minneapolis, US

6 – Imperial, Vancouver, BC, US

7 – Neptune, Seattle, WA, US

9 – Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, US

11 – Crescent, Phoenix, AZ, US

13 – Trees, Dallas, TX, US 

14 – Mohawk, Austin, TX, US

15 – Republic, New Orleans, US

16 – Masquerade, Atlanta, US

17 – Exit In, Nashville, US

18 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA, US

19 – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC, US

20 – Webster Hall, New York, NY, US

23 – Academy 2, Manchester, UK

24 – Simple Things, Bristol, UK

25 – ABC 1, Glasgow, UK

28 – Electric Ballroom, London, UK

29 – Le Grand Mix, Lille, FR

30 – PItchfork Paris, FR

31 – Zoom, Frankfurt, DE

 

NOVEMBER

2 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL

3 – Botanique, Brussels, BE

4 – Berghain, Berlin, DE

6 – Club2Club, Torino, IT

7 – Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, IS

 

 

More dates to be announced