New Battles EP for "Tonto" single

Posted September 26th, 2007 by Eric Greenwood · 1 Comment

With the pitch-shifting, futuristic melodies and the oddball techno stomp of its debut, Mirrored, Battles has pushed itself to the forefront of the experimental elite. The first single, “Atlas” showcased the band’s bag of complex wizardry with an unforeseen vocal melody over top a danceable backbeat, squawking, processed guitar jabs and rigid keyboard noodlings. The new single, “Tonto”, is less overtly flashy but still hypnotizes with its layers of off-kilter riffs. The EP features remixes of “Tonto” by The Field, Four Tet, DJ EMZ and Joell Ortiz, live versions of “Tonto” and “Leyendecker”, as well as a DVD package with videos for both “Atlas”, “Tonto”, and the making of “Tonto.”

TONTO+ TRACKLISTING (CD AND 12″ INCLUDE BONUS DVD):

01. TONTO

02. TONTO (THE FIELD REMIX)

03. TONTO (FOUR TET REMIX)

04. TONTO (LIVE AT AT FRF 07)*

05. LEYENDECKER (LIVE AT FRF 07)*

06. LEYENDECKER (DJ EMZ REMIX FEAT. JOELL ORTIZ)

DVD

01. TONTO

02. THE MAKING OF TONTO

03. ATLAS

Tags: new release

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Kevin Langston // Sep 26, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    Does it sound anything like The Sugarhill Gang’s “Tonto”? I’m guessing it don’t. Dang.