Battles – Math Rock – If Google started a band they’d be this lot?

Math Rock. Yeah apparently this genre exists. I’ve heard of Battles for a while but was really wondering were they a band that sang songs like “1 and one is two. Two and two is four. Break it down.” or “I don’t want to be your square root, I want to be your multiplier” but they seem more about doing rhythms in certain ways. They have a Primus or Zappa feel to them. Then the chipmunks have an LSD party with the Smurfs. It also reminded me of something else.*

Anyway, Phantom played this tune tonight:

Of which a longer, live version is here:

Really good. Must get the album now.

* Was also reminded of this Trigger Happy TV moment:

3 Responses to “Battles – Math Rock – If Google started a band they’d be this lot?”

  1. McAWilliams says:

    they are also playing Dublin very soon 23rd Aug 2007 at 20:00 Roisin Dubh, Galway and the 24th Aug 2007 at 20:00 in The Village, Dublin, Ireland.

    Yep I have to say they are pretty cool

  2. Niall says:

    Finally you’ve gotten into them!

    I’ve only been banging on about them for the last year!


  3. Battles are a decent oul band.

    Shellac have a new album out to – Steve Albini did an interview with Foggy Notions last month, very good. I suppose he’d be the main man as far as ‘math rock’ goes…