Pretty much everybody went batty for Natasha Khan’s breathtaking, updated Kate Bush thing on Fur & Gold, and now the woman who wooed Thom Yorke, Mercury Prize voters, and a league of Donnie Darko fans has set aside the covers in favor of a full LP of original goodness. She’s lined up some worthy assistance — Scott Walker, Yeasayer, her backing band the Blue Dreams — but we’re told it’s primarily a Ms. For Lashes affair, as she takes a co-production credit and most of the instrumentals (“pianos, synths, guitar, bass, drums, beat programming and more”). The album’s called Two Suns because it’s all about duality: “two lovers, two planets, two sides of a personality,” neither of which are named Sasha or Fierce. It’s out in April, preceded by lead single “Daniel.” Until then, enjoy this tracklist:

01 “Glass”
02 “Sleep Alone”
03 “Moon and Moon”
04 “Daniel”
05 “Peace of Mind”
06 “Siren Song”
07 “Pearl’s Dream”
08 “Good Love”
09 “Two Planets”
10 “Traveling Woman”
11 “The Big Sleep” (Feat. Scott Walker)

Two Suns is out 4/16 via EMI. Stay tuned for American tour dates. She’s good live.

Comments (4)
  1. chrischke  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2009 0

    reeeeeaaally looking forward to this. a strong contender for album of the year as well as disappointment of the year.

  2. I can’t tell if she seriously thinks her music is good (I certainly don’t) or if she’s just an intelligent opportunist carefully putting together Hip references and visuals in order to get paid.

  3. Yeah, I’m sure it’s either that she thinks that her music is crap or that she’s a financial genius who hopes to make her fortune by releasing weird, dark, arty music (ever so popular on Top 40 radio) and enlisting proven bank-breaking moneymakers like Scott Walker and Yeasayer. Yup. Definitely one or the other.

  4. jv  |   Posted on Jan 14th, 2009 0

    I saw them this summer opening up for Radiohead in Milan. I have to say that watching them, in the rain, waiting for one the best bands in the world was no hardship. If under those circumstances I can appreciate them, I must say they that they’re pretty good.

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