Battle Ave. play jangled mangled growling indie rock and roll, calling on the dynamic ebb and flow of 1990′s grunge, the cathartic yelp of Canada’s Mercer and Butler, the subtle flash of Television and a consistent nod towards the words of Cohen and Joyce. At once both epic and pastoral (or rather, both titanic and hyper-personal), they play honest and emotive music.
As of 2013, Battle Ave. are in the studio working on new material.
“WAR PAINT” is the 8 song debut album recorded between June 2010 + April 2011 in Gardiner, NY at Marcata Recording with Kevin McMahon (Swans, French Kicks, Titus Andronicus, Real Estate, Frightened Rabbit, The Walkmen). /// AVAILABLE AS A FREE DOWNLOAD or ON A CD OR CASSETTE.
-X /// JESSE ALEXANDER. /// guitars. vocals. etc.
X= /// SAMANTHA NISS. /// drums. percussion. etc.
OX /// MAX SCHWARTZ. /// bass guitar. etc.
OII /// ADAM STOUTENBURGH. /// guitars. trumpet. etc.
Amid college, employment, unemployment, starvation, alcohol, moustaches, breakups, car crashes, depravity, fiscal crises, boredom, tattoos, coffee, and attempts to quit smoking — FOUR FAIR HAIRED MAIDENS SPLASHING AROUND IN EACH OTHERS POOLS.