Founded in 2002 in New York City by Ian Williams, Battles are the Networked Band, or perhaps the—band—as—network. An island chain linked by a unique combination of artistry, experimentation, technology and singular focus. A band that holds computerized loops in their brains, leaves sweat on their machines and whose sonic heartbeat is almost brutally human. The current line—up is guitarist/keyboardist Ian Williams (formerly of Don Caballero and Storm & Stress) and drummer John Stanier (formerly of Helmet). Their new record “Juice B Crypts”, out October 18th on Warp, is “about chord progressions, resolutions, returning home” as Williams himself said.