There’s beauty in taking time. Battle Ave know this well, and they use it to wondrous effect on their sophomore album, Year Of Nod. They cherish the slow, epic buildup. It’s a little bit like
“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.
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