MUSIC NEWS - The Creators Project is currently premiering “The Making of Battles’ ‘My Machines’” video, featuring synth-pop pioneer Gary Numan. A collaboration with The Creators Project’s The Studio, which produces and distributes works from artists representing a cross-section of creative disciplines, directed by Daniels, the making-of video can be viewed below along with the “My Machines” video.
“My Machines” from Battles is available as a 12” colored vinyl single via Warp Records; the printing is extremely limited due to the recent Sony DADC warehouse fire in the UK. The track, off of the band’s critically acclaimed sophomore record Gloss Drop (available now via Warp Records), as been hailed by SPIN as “a triumphant moment, an experimental outburst both ingenious and accessible.” Numan said that “working with Battles was an easy choice for me. They have a unique approach to making music and a clear idea of what they want. They are inventive, adventurous, unpredictable and I’m proud to be involved.”
Upon the album’s release the band performed “Futura” on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” which prompted ?uestlove to hail the band saying, “They’re a living car chase scene from an updated “Streets of San Francisco” sequel. Yikes!” The group is set to embark on an extensive tour this fall, see itinerary below.
In addition to Mr Numan the three-piece outfit collaborates with guest vocalists on the record including Chilean-born Kompakt minimal techno producer Matias Aguayo, cult indie rocker Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead and Yamantaka Eye, the messianic dreadlocked front man of Japanese cosmiche future beat unit, the Boredoms.
Launched in 2010 by Vice and Intel, The Creators Project is an ongoing global initiative dedicated to supporting artists in realizing their creative visions through technology. The project includes an online community, a content creation studio, and a global event series. The project unites a vast collection of artists, designers, musicians, and filmmakers who are using technology to push the bounds of creative expression. To date, there are more than 150 Creators involved, hailing mostly from seven countries (United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Brazil, South Korea and China) along with other artists from around the world.
BATTLES 2011 Tour Itinerary-
6 Pittsburgh, PA VIA Festival
7 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre*
8 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café*
11 Missoula, MT The Wilma Theatre*
12 Seattle, WA Neptune*
13 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom*
15 San Francisco, CA Treasure Island Festival
16 Pomona, CA Glasshouse*
17 Los Angeles, CA Mayan Theater*†
18 Scottsdale, AZ The Venue†
20 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s†
21 Austin, TX Emo’s†
22 Dallas, TX Grenada†
24 Nashville, TN Exit In†
25 Birmingham, AL Work/Play†
26 Tampa, FL Crowbar†
27 Miami, FL Grand Central†
28 Atlanta, GA Masquerade†
29 Asheville, NC Moogfest
30 Washington, DC 9:30 Club†
31 Philadelphia, PA Theater of the Living Arts†
1 New York City, NY Webster Hall†
* Walls support † Nisennenmondai support
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