Battles channel punk-funk influences on new album, Juice B Crypts



Featuring Tune-Yards, Shabazz Palaces and Liquid Liquid’s Sal Principato.

Battles will return with their fourth album, Juice B Crypts, this October via Warp.

Warp describes the album as “a sensory overload of information” filled with “synthesizer loops, cut-throat drum patterns, and cyclical riffs”.

It’s the first Battles LP since the departure of bassist Dave Konopka earlier this year, and features Ian Williams and drummer John Stanier alongside guests Xenia Rubinos, Tune-Yards, Shabazz Palaces and Liquid Liquid’s Sal Principato, who features on ‘Titanium 2 Step’.

Juice B Crypts is released on 18th October as a standard and limited edition coloured vinyl edition. Head here for more info and check out the artwork below.


1. Ambulance
2. A Loop So Nice…
3. They Played It Twice (feat. Xenia Rubinos)
4. Sugar Foot (feat. Jon Anderson & Prairie WWWW)
5. Fort Greene Park
6. Titanium 2 Step (feat. Sal Principato)
7. Hiro 3
8. IZM (feat. Shabazz Palaces)
9. Juice B Crypts
10. Last Supper On Shasta Pt. 1 (feat. Tune-Yards)
11. Last Supper On Shasta Pt. 2 (feat. Tune-Yards)

Photo: Chris Shonting