Published Aug 13, 2015Next month, Battles will return with La Di Da Di, their first album in five years. We've heard tastes of new material via live sessions and other teasers, but today we get a proper new track in full.
"The Yabba" is a slow-burning effort that casually builds for nearly seven minutes. As it unfolds, it reveals complex guitar runs, strange synth tones and busy percussion. Fans of Battles will not be disappointed, though it's a more nuanced composition than previous works.
Listen to "The Yabba" at Rolling Stone. La Di Da Di arrives on September 18 through Warp.