The post-Tyondai Braxton era of Battles begins for real with this stream of “Ice Cream,” the first single from the band’s upcoming sophomore album, Gloss Drop. It features dance music dude Matias Aguayo on vocals, and it’s poppier than anything you could have expected from Battles. In fact this sort of sounds like a trippier Queens of the Stone Age, or something. It’s not the knotty, power-punch post-rock experiments of Mirrored, that’s for sure.
Gloss Drop is due out on June 6 via Warp. [We All Want Someone To Shout For]