Video Premiere: Battle Tapes Drop Infectious Dark-Dance ‘Valkyrie’

Los Angeles synth-sex rockers Battle Tapes have returned with a glorious video precursor to their hotly anticipated debut album Polygon (out November 20). Crave is proud to premiere the first taste of what’s to come with the video for the infectious single “Valkyrie”. The pulsing, upbeat track is supported by a cinematically lit live-performance video.

“We often look upon the past with the notion that they really don’t make them like they used to,” frontman Josh Boardman explains. “Valkyrie is a gentle reminder that we’ve always been out of our minds.”

“It’s slightly ironic how advancements in technology haven’t necessarily produced advancements in our culture,” Josh continues. “If anything, it’s only helped reveal our outrage-of-the-week, celebri-lusting tendencies. But at the end of the day, what did we really expect?  I mean, you can give an ape an iPhone, but don’t be surprised when he uses it to tweet about bananas. So I guess that’s what ‘Valkyrie’ is about to me. Banana Tweets.” 

Check it out below, exclusively on Crave:

Recently, EA (Electronic Arts) announced “Valkyrie” will be featured on the soundtrack in the upcoming game release of Need for Speed, available November 5. 

Performed, produced, engineered, mixed and mastered entirely by the band and frontman Josh Boardman, Polygon is the culmination of years the band spent writing and crafting a musical template that blurs the intersection of multiple music genres. 

Previously, Battle Tapes released two acclaimed EPs: Sleepwalker (2011) and Sweatshop Boys (2012), which featured music in Grand Theft Auto V and was used extensively in films including Paranoia and Need For Speed, as well as television shows on CBS, CW, NBC and MTV networks. 

Battle Tapes is Josh Boardman (vox/guitar/synth), Riley Mackin (keys/vox), Stephen Bannister (bass), Beak Wing (drums/percussion).

Currently, the band is wrapping their west coast tour with additional shows to be announced in the coming weeks. Keep up with the band on Facebook and their official site, where you can pre-order Polygon. We’ve heard it, and you’re most definitely going to want this true motherfucker of a record.