November 13, 2007

Battles, please come to Philadelphia… again.

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:23 pm by Tiffany Yoon

A message for Battles Fans.

From their myspace bulletin:

FOR ALL OF YOU IN NYC AND SURROUNDING AREAS, BATTLES WILL BE PERFORMING AT WEBSTER HALL THIS EVENING, with WHITE WILLIAMS, A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS and DJ EMZ! click here for tickets
doors at 7 pm
Webster Hall
125 East 11th Street NYC
212–353–1600

LAST US SHOW OF 2007!!!

I’m a little disappointed Braxton, Williams, Stanier, and Konopka didn’t decide to stop in Philadelphia, but then again they’re more than worth a trek to NYC for a night. With their metronomic beats, their music is what our generation needs right now in the midst of rock, indie, prog, and pop. They’re something refreshingly new for our ears and though their lyrics can’t really be understood, the dense layering of simple instrumentation creates its own language for us to interpret. I saw them over the summer at the First Unitarian Church (22nd and Chestnut) with some friends and was almost passing out from the heat and intensity of the show (I swear alcohol held no contribution). If you read this month’s MAGNET (with Jim James from MMJ on the cover, Philadelphia’s own music magazine, it has a fantastic full 3 page spread on the New York prog/math rock band.

They’re also playing with White Williams who I saw open up for Girl Talk and Dan Deacon about two months ago at the Starlight Ballroom. I admit I came late into his set, but with his casual vocals that have been so consistently compared to Beck and his grooves and beats he should complement Battles well.

Chinatown buses leave every hour, New Century/Apex. I also might have room in my car. We could also hitchhike.. I mean, whatever it takes.

Battles – Atlas

Battles – Tonto

White Williams – live @ The FADER/AT&T Sideshow

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