This Week’s Best Single: Battles’ Ice Cream

By Kyle Gilkeson
May 24, 2011

Battles: Ice CreamBattles: Ice Cream (Warp, 5/24/11)

Battles: “Ice Cream”

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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.

By Kyle Gilkeson May 24, 2011
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