Dave Konopka

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Dave Konopka
Dave Konopka of Battles performing at the 2008 Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee
Dave Konopka of Battles performing at the 2008 Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee
Background information
Born (1976-09-02) September 2, 1976 (age 45)
GenresMath rock, experimental rock
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsGuitar, bass
LabelsWarp
Dave Konopka, Moers Festival 2008

Dave Konopka is an American musician who is best known as the former bassist and guitarist in the experimental rock band Battles. A graphic design major at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, he also designed the band's record covers and tour posters. Konopka departed Battles in 2018.[1]

Biography[edit]

Prior to joining Battles, he was in the Boston-based math rock band Lynx, which released a self-titled debut album on Box Factory Records in 2000.[2][3]

Setup[edit]

(2011 – Present)[edit]

Guitars

[4]

Pedals
  • Line 6 DL4 – X 2
  • EHX POG2
  • EHX Micro POG
  • EHX Holy Grail Reverb
  • EHX Freeze Sound Retainer
  • Fulltone OCD Distortion Pedal
  • Boss Pitch Shifter Delay – X 2
  • Boss TU-3 Chromatic Floor Tuner
  • Boss AB-2
  • Xotic EP – Booster

[4]

Rack Mount Units
  • Gibson Echoplex – X 2 w/Footswitches
Amplifiers
  • Mesa Boogie M9 Carbine Bass Amplifier – X 2
  • Ampeg B-115e Cabinet
  • Bergantino 4x12 Cabinet
  • Bergantino 6x10 Cabinet

[4]

Discography[edit]

As a band member[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Tras" (June 15, 2004, 12")
  • "Atlas" (April 2007, 12")
  • "Tonto" (October 2007)
  • "The Line" (August 2010, digital download)
  • "Ice Cream" (March 2011, 12")
  • "My Machines" (August 2011, 12")

As a contributor[edit]

  • Tonto+ (Warp Records; October 22, 2007 world, November 6, 2007 USA)
  • Dross Glop 1 (first in a four-part 12" vinyl remix series; Warp Records; February 6/7, 2012)
  • Dross Glop 2 (second in four-part 12" vinyl remix series; Warp Records; February 20/21, 2012)
  • Dross Glop 3 (third in four-part 12" vinyl remix series; Warp Records; March 19/20, 2012)
  • Dross Glop 4 (fourth and final in four-part 12" vinyl remix series; Warp Records; Record Store Day, April 21, 2012)
  • Dross Glop (CD compilation of the four-part 12" vinyl remixes; April 16/17, 2012)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Currin, Grayson Haver (October 20, 2019). "Battles: Juice B Crypts Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 18, 2022.
  2. ^ Farrar, Justin F. (May 18, 2005). "The Battle of the Bullshit". SF Weekly.
  3. ^ Dave Konopka at Discogs.com
  4. ^ a b c "Battles,'Interview' (Interface)". gearwhore.tumblr.com.
  5. ^ "BATTLES – DROSS GLOP". Bttls.com. Archived from the original on April 8, 2012. Retrieved February 28, 2012.