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Tags: / Credit: Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes performs at Vivid Music Festival 2011
Bat For Lashes

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.

Comments (12)
  1. Broken link on Song 5.

  2. you guys are reaaallly into covers lately. Well I guess I can’t talk, my blog is putting together an 808s and heartbreaks tribute album (SHAMELESS PLUG)

  3. Didn’t she already cover “A Forest”? Only she retitled it “Daniel”.

  4. I haven’t been able to stop listen to SVELTA’s version of Horse and I… dreamy.

  5. Reader Rudy made a cover! Thanks Rudy…

  6. You forgot one cover: Higher than the Sun (Primal Scream cover)

  7. BFL covering Solsbury Hill is full on masturbation material.

  8. KOL’s Cover wins!!

    Stoked for their New Documentary “Talihina Sky” Premiering 11/1

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