battles is a good way to kick off the summer. so upbeat you want to hop out of bed and eat chocolate a sundae for breakfast. this song and video are off their forthcoming album, gloss drop, which comes out on the 7th of june. im noticing a pattern, that everytime summer rolls around and im on a music hunt, new yorkers are always reliable. battles’ mathrock take on tropical sounds comes through most in wall street (mp3). whilst sundome (mp3) has a relaxing echo of island music.
theres been a whole lotta m.i.a controversy floating around ever since shes been back from the hospital halls; the new york times drama best summed up by the altreport. there is also the fact that her album name is “ungooglable”, entitled /\/\/\Y/\, her third album will be released on july 13th. even if she didnt used to really hang with the bloods and the crips, i still think shes a pretty cool cat. shes just being mouthy, and none of it is to be taken seriously and anyone who does, has got to be a complete moron. also- i really love seeing magazines different takes on things (like the swatch competition), so seeing maya in nylon’s june/july issue and now this preview for the july issue of dazed and confused is rather exciting to me.