October 29, 2015
By Chris Payne
Self-described Portland, Ore. “slacker rockers” Battleme recently announced the arrival of their third studio album. It’s called Habitual Love Songs and it’s out Jan. 15. Billboard has the exclusive first listen of the first new track -- a spooky, infectious rocker with a killer Queens of the Stone Age-style groove.
“’Shake Shake’ was the first song I wrote for the new record,“ frontman Matt Drenik tells Billboard. "I wanted something that felt heavy, both lyrically and musically, and encompassed the idea of touring for a year."
The Oregon quartet spent a good deal of time on the road promoting 2014’sFuture Runs Magnetic. Afterward, Drenik quickly got back to work, writing and then recording Habitual Love Songs (album art above) with his brother Jason co-producing.
Check out the music video for “Shake Shake” below: