Here—with a shout-out to Rachael Zalutsky, the 20-something woman who cuts my hair while we talk about music (among other things)—is Battles, a band she opened my ears to.
Battles, live, Chicago, 2007
For those who’re interested in such genealogical details, one of the group’s members, Tyondai Braxton (he’s the guy on the right in the above still), is the son of Anthony Braxton, reed player, composer, bandleader extraordinaire—not to mention MacArthur “genius” grant winner and Wesleyan University professor.
And for those who’re interested in, uh, words, the lyrics to this (“Atlas”) can be found here.
Want to hear more? Here.