Battles @ The Henry Fonda, 10/30/07
I have an interesting story involving Battles, New York's new experimental tech-rock sensations. It was March of this year, and I had traveled to Europe to film a project that I had been working on. My travel cohort and I made a stop in Amsterdam, where I decided that it would be a great idea to combine various hallucinogens that the city had to legally offer. I'm a relatively tranquil individual, so I naturally assumed I'd have a great time. Not so. I basically had a 6 hour panic attack largely defined by hearing grinding noises that disturbed me long after I came down. A week later we traveled to Italy where I was filming my project. As we were getting ready to hit the clubs, I notice the video Atlas by Battles (vid after the jump) playing on MTV Europe, and I immediately freaked out. All of the sounds produced in the song reflected exactly what I was hearing throughout my trip, and I had never even heard it before. At first, I was frightened. Had my mind manifested an idea of what the future of music might hold? Probably not, but ever since that experience, I have been fascinated with Battles.