So apparently Dave left the band and they will carry on as a duo. Its a bummer but someone posted a new song on youtube from their meteor fest show. The new stuff is really good from what Ive read. The new track has sort of a krautrock-neu feel to it. So despite the sad news, theyre going to keep making sick music!

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Unbelievable. What did the person who spoke to Ian say about Dave leaving? Any reason why? They seemed so tight as a trio and it's hard to imagine John and Ian carrying on for much longer as a duo.

I would guess Dave has either moved on to work on some other project, or maybe wasn't comfortable with the direction of the band towards more electronic-type-stuff? We'll probably hear in time.

Also from the recent videos it looks like John is triggering some loops or samples or something... there's a mysterious stand that he's fiddling with at the beginning of this clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqGV6BKAioU

It's nice to hear something at all- but the article is confusing, because they already made posts about the recording process being done and the article says the album isn't finished yet. Just waiting for the Battles email with album news!

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