Bat For Lashes Debuts “Moon And Moon” On The Culture Show

Amrit Singh | February 10, 2009 - 1:27 pm

As Natasha For Lashes told us back in January, her new album’s called Two Suns because it’s all about duality: “two lovers, two planets, two sides of a personality.” Well “Moon And Moon,” not to be confused with the Microphones “Moon Moon,” satisfies Ms. Khan’s advance thematic billing prima facie. The simple, spare piano-and-vocal arrangement she brings to this performance from the BBC’s The Culture Show is precisely how it sounds on the album, but for a background vocal effect or two, so if you like this as much as you liked “Glass,” you are two steps into loving that LP. The ladies of her backing band join on handclaps, shoo-wops and matching Athenian headdress.

Two Suns, two down:

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)

It’s out 4/6 via Astralwerks.