Battles dropped their first big album as a power trio last year with Gloss Drop, and now they're starting release remixes from the album, starting with the tracks "Wall Street" remixed by Gui Boratto and "Sweetie and Shag" remixed by The Field. It gets even better though, as this is the first of a series of four Battles single remixe releases we'll see over the oncoming weeks/months. The next three installments are unnamed (including possible different remix collaborators) at this point, but are sure to keep us guessing. The "Wall Street" and "Sweetie and Shag" remixes are running with the title Dross Glop 1 and you can preview them above. They'll be released on June 2 via Warp, you can pre-order now.
The Battles album Gloss Drop happened as they made the move from being a four-piece band that included Tyondai Braxton to the a three-piece after Braxton's departure from the band. As a result, the remaining three members decided to rework the songs from Gloss Drop as a three piece band and move forward. The result is a new phase of Battles, meaning a new sound built on top of the old one. They released a great album with Gloss Drop, including collaborative songs like "My Machines" with Gary Numan, which has both a great video as well as a video of how the made the video The Creators Project