Hear and share “Ride” HERE
Boss Battle hit the road in the Southwest and West Coast this month with tourmates Sky Acre.
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.
BOSS BATTLE LIVE:
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
03. Ride (STREAM)