Stream Battle Ave.’s “Also In Tubs” on Stereogum:
Battle Ave. will follow the split 7″ with a full length album coming in 2015, once again produced by Kevin McMahon. This is just the beginning as Battle Ave. are sure to become a much discussed band over the next year.
Battle Ave. is an indie rock band formed in upstate New York in 2009. While living in Montreal, songwriter Jesse Alexander was asked to come down to play a show at SUNY Purchase, but his band had broken up when he left the country, so he teamed up with long-time collaborator Samantha Niss to write 5 meandering, fuzzy 90’s alt-rock epics. 5 turned to 10, the band filled out, and they released their debut album War Paint in 2011, a loud and cathartic rollercoaster, engineered and produced by the wise sage Kevin McMahon.
The past few years have been a period of hibernation & occasional touring for the band, with an array of lineup changes and some drastic shifts in sound and direction. Most of the time was spent with McMahon in the studio, crafting a very different batch of music for their sophomore album; subtle, emotive, and atmospheric indie songs. The current lineup is Alexander on guitar and vocals, Sam Mintzer on bass, Samantha Niss on drums, Sam Nixon on keys, and Adam Stoutenburgh on guitar.
January 20, 2015
Battle Ave – Also In Tubs
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