Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Music of the Week: Battles - "Tonto"

Music of the Week this week is the band Battles. They have some very good stuff, but also one of the most annoying songs ever, which is I suppose the price to pay for some form of success these days. So I will not torture myself or you with their song Atlas, although the video for it is interesting as it features the band in a mirrored room not unlike the one on the cover of Fripp and Eno's No Pussyfooting. This band, though, reminds me more of Soft Machine, perhaps because of the placement of the drums but also because of the style of play and composition.