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:
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
Finally you’ve gotten into them!
I’ve only been banging on about them for the last year!
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…