1. Battles, "Gloss Drop"

    June 17, 2011 10:00 AM EDT This well-pedigreed avant-rock outfit-featuring former members of Helmet, Lynx and Don Caballero-lost an important leavening agent last year when frontman Tyondai Braxton quit the group to pursue his solo work.Although the lack of Braxton's pitch-shifted vocal antics creates an…

  2. Tyondai Braxton Takes Break From Battles With 'Central Market'

    September 16, 2009 1:05 PM EDT While putting the finishing touches on "Mirrored" -- the 2007 debut of post-rock collective Battles -- frontman Tyondai Braxton began intermittently writing new songs for his next solo project. He'd already spent a decade crafting experimental music based around pinpoint sonic…

  3. Battles Rages On

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Can an experimental rock supergroup whose members reject the "math rock" label they've been slapped with ultimately transcend it? Can an experimental rock supergroup whose members reject the "math rock" label they've been slapped with ultimately transcend it? The…

  4. BATTLES, "Mirrored"

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As fans of groups like Tortoise, Explosions In The Sky and Pelican can attest, the best acts in modern rock over the last 10 years or so are the ones who know enough to shut the heck up and just play As fans of groups like Tortoise, Explosions In The Sky and Pelican can attest, the best acts…

  5. Prefuse Plots Tour, Multiple Projects

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prefuse 73's Scott Herren begins 2006 busy with a host of musical projects, the first of which is the previously announced studio album "Security Screenings," due Feb. 7 via Warp. Prefuse 73's Scott Herren begins 2006 busy with a host of musical projects, the first of…

  6. Prefuse Plans Tour, Tickles Ivories

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prefuse 73 leader Scott Herren is preparing to spend the spring and summer on the road in support of his upcoming album, "Surrounded by Silence." Herren tells Billboard.com the trek, which will featur Prefuse 73 leader Scott Herren is preparing to spend the spring and summer on the…

  7. Prefuse Rolls With Wu-Tang On New Album

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prefuse 73 mastermind Scott Herren is surrounded by a cavalcade of notable names on his new album, "Surrounded by Silence," due March 22 via Warp. Among the guests are El-P and the Wu-Tang Clan's Ghos Prefuse 73 mastermind Scott Herren is surrounded by a cavalcade of notable…