Download Bat For Lashes’ 10 Best Cover Songs

By Scott Lapatine / June 7, 2011

Yesterday we posted a live version of an ethereal new tune Bat For Lashes did at Australia’s Vivid Festival. The second part of the Opera House set was performed acoustic with a string quartet — six songs of which five were covers (The Cure, Depeche Mode, Peter Gabriel, Radiohead, Dimitri Tiomkin/Ned Washington). Over the past five years Natasha Khan has taken to heightening the drama and mysticism of the most gothic tunes by artists who’ve inspired her; even her body language is haunting in this performance of Disintegration‘s “Lullaby.” So while we wait for her Two Suns followup, as part of our ongoing Best Cover Songs series (previously: Radiohead, Bon Iver, DCFC) here’s a listen back at Bat For Lashes’ greatest interpretations, featuring a handful of ’80s classics. And while we’re at it, let’s take a reverse chronological look back at some of Natasha’s more creative costumes.

10. Bat For Lashes – “Wild Is The Wind” (Johnny Mathis Cover)
9. Bat For Lashes – “Use Somebody” (Kings Of Leon Cover)
8. Bat For Lashes – “A Forest” (The Cure Cover)
7. Bat For Lashes – “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” (Eurythmics Cover)
6. Bat For Lashes – “Solsbury Hill” (Peter Gabriel Cover)
5. Bat For Lashes – “I’m On Fire” (Bruce Springsteen Cover)
4. Bat For Lashes – “All I Need” (Radiohead Cover)
3. Bat For Lashes – “Kangaroo” (Big Star Cover)
2. Bat For Lashes – “Lullaby” (The Cure Cover)
1. Bat For Lashes – “Strangelove” (Depeche Mode Cover)