Pop

Battle Ave – “Solar Queen”

“I’m just a boy who needs attention,” Jesse Alexander warbles on “Solar Queen” before the song descends into an ominous groove that peacocks around for the next minute and a half, garnering him just that. Wispy brass appears out of nowhere, the drums move aggressively to the forefront, guitars that only simmered before waltz into […]

Pop

Battle Ave – “Aleph” (First Listen)

Battle Ave have mellowed out a bit in the four years since their debut album. Chalk it up to lineup changes or just plain old maturation, but the New York band’s more recent output has seen them heading in a more meditative direction. Not that they were ever in-your-face, but their string of one-offs from […]