Battle Tapes

Battle Tapes

 Los Angeles, California, USA
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If Daft Punk produced a Queens of the Stone Age record.

Biography

Battle Tapes is an electro synth rock band based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in late 2010 by frontman Josh Boardman the band features keyboardist Riley Mackin, bassist Stephen Bannister and drummer Beak Wing.

Battle Tapes released their first body of work, Sleepwalker in the Summer of 2011. The self-released six-track EP features the standout track of the same name, as well as remix contributions from fellow up-and-coming artists. The group released their second EP, Sweatshop Boys in the Spring of 2012, further blurring the lines between indie rock and dance music. 

The band's first full length album, Polygon, is set to be released in November, 2015.  Ahead of the release, the band is touring the west coast.

The Band has recently been featured in various movie trailers, TV shows, and video games, most recently, Need For Speed 2015.

Battle Tapes performs regularly in the Los Angeles area, at venues throughout Hollywood, Silver Lake and Echo Park.

Lyrics

Valkyrie

Written By: Josh Boardman

Things ain’t like the way they use to be
Knick-Nick Cadillac, get down on your knees

Hear voices through the wall
Whole room comes to their feet
I know it’s never enough
Rendered obsolete

Just a shot in the dark
My god, what have you done?
Spills out in to the streets
All bows down to…

Valkyrie
Tell me everything and baby I’ll believe
Dancin’ with the devil sweating gasoline
Rollin’ down the river
Cause it’s automatic, so dramatic, every time guaranteed

Caught you two steppin’ with your back against the record machine
Hi-jacked train of thought, calibrated full release

Over and over their gaze becomes fixed
and its tooth against tongue and tongue against lips
Well they’re walking so tall as they’re swinging their dicks
But all they ever want to talk about is
Talk about is, talk about is…

Valkyrie
Tell me everything and baby I’ll believe
Dancin’ with the devil sweating gasoline
Rollin’ down the river
Cause it’s automatic, so dramatic, every time guaranteed

Discography

Sleepwalker EP - 2011
Sweatshop Boys EP - 2012

Polygon - 2015