Monday, August 31, 2015

Boss Battle premiere first song from upcoming release, announce Southwest & West Coast dates with Sky Acre

“Combining a strong 1990s industrial rock element with a post-millenial indie rock sound, Austin band Boss Battle find a comfortable middle ground between rigid, harsh mechanical sounds and unique pop hooks.” — PopMatters

Austin trio Boss Battle premiere the first track from their forthcoming debut today via PopMatters. Hear and share “Ride” HERE. (Direct Soundcloud HERE.)

Boss Battle hit the road in the Southwest and West Coast in September with tourmates Sky Acre. Please see complete dates below. 

The energetic trio’s sound combines elements of 90s Industrial groups like Pigface and Ministry crossed with the explosive punk hooks of early Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Vocalist/keyboardist Erin Frazier and vocalist/guitarist Chico Jones often share the mic simultaneously, creating an onslaught of dual male/female voices atop distorted synth bass and twisting lead lines, crunching guitars and drummer Benjamin Kent’s precise, powerful rhythms. The four songs on the band’s succinct debut Attack Time vacillate from driving anthems like “Ride” and “Dub Kitty” to the slithering noisepop of “Jolt” and the slow, deliberate attack of closer, “Step.” Throughout, Boss Battle demonstrate a mastery of pop hooks without ever losing their hard-edged heft. 

Jones owns and operates Austin’s acclaimed Ohm Recording studio (White Denim, Howe Gelb), where the band recorded Attack Time in various sessions over the last year. Attack Time will be available on CD and download on September 11th, 2015. 

09/01 Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain (HAAM Benefit)
09/10 Marfa, TX @ Padre’s *
09/11 Tucson, AZ @ Surly Wench Pub *
09/12 Lancaster, CA @ The Britisher *
09/13 Los Angeles, CA @ Bridgetown DIY *
09/15 Oakland, CA @ Stork Club *
09/16 Sacramento, CA @ The Colony *
09/17 Eugene, OR @ Black Forest *
09/18 Portland, OR @ The Tardis Room *
09/19 Olympia, WA @ Le Voyeur *
09/20 Seattle, WA @ Substation *
09/22 Missoula, MT @ The Real Lounge *
09/23 Billings, MT @ The Railyard *
09/24 Denver, CO @ BaBar *
09/25 Colorado Springs, CO @ Triple Nickel *
09/26 Amarillo, TX @ Leftwoods *

* w/ Sky Acre

Artist: Boss Battle
Album: Attack Time
Record Label: Boss Battle Music
Release Date: September 11th, 2015

01. Dub Kitty
02. Jolt
03. Ride (STREAM)
04. Step

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