Battles: “Ice Cream”[audio:http://alarm-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Ice-Cream.mp3|titles=Battles: “Ice Cream”]
With its new album, Gloss Drop, due out on June 7 via Warp, electronic math-rock trio Battles drops this teaser single today. Leading off with the single “Ice Cream,” which features guest vocals from Matias Aguayo, the limited-edition 12-inch also contains a new song, “Black Sundome,” and an instrumental version of “Ice Cream.”
On the title track, Aguayo rides a nimble synth riff that picks up steam in hurry and never lets up. And in typical Battles fashion, there’s consistently ferocious percussion throughout and guitar-based mayhem coming in near the end.
Limited to just 1,000 copies per flavor — strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate — you’ll have to act quickly if you want to get your hands on this delicious vinyl.