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John Metcalfe – “Just Let Go” (Feat. Natasha Khan)

Violinist John Metcalfe is an expert at bridging the classical and pop worlds, and his latest single does just that. “Just Let Go,” from Metcalfe’s upcoming The Appearance Of Colour casts Bat For Lashes singer Natasha Khan’s AutoTuned vocals against a mystically creeping orchestral slow build and, eventually, a deconstructed trip-hop thump. It’s a marvelou… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 24, 2015 - 4:08 pm

Bat for Lashes – “Plan The Escape” (Son Lux Cover)

The Lorde-curated Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 soundtrack comes out next week, and tracks are starting to come out left and right. In the past two weeks alone, we’ve heard the Stromae posse cut “Meltdown” featuring Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip, and Haim; Major Lazer’s Ariana Grande collaboration “All My Love,” Kanye’s rework of “Yellow… More »

By: James Rettig / November 13, 2014 - 8:16 pm

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Soundtrack Has Chvrches, Haim, Pusha T, Charli XCX, Bat For Lashes, & Kanye’s Lorde Remix

In between stops on her summer tour, Lorde curated the soundtrack to the upcoming blockbuster The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. We’ve already heard some of her handiwork in her solo cut “Yellow Flicker Beat” as well as “This Is Not A Game,” her collaboration with the Chemical Brothers and Miguel that premiered earlier… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 20, 2014 - 10:36 pm

Edgy And Dull: 20 Covers Of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire,” Rated

A few weeks back, we premiered Low’s cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire,” and it was great (more on that below). It’s their contribution to a forthcoming Springsteen tribute titled Dead Man’s Town, a compilation marking the thirtieth anniversary of Born In The U.S.A. (and taking its name from that album’s title track). Betwee… More »

By: Ryan Leas / August 6, 2014 - 11:10 am

Bat For Lashes – “Skin Song”

It’s hard to say who even thinks up ideas like this, but the forthcoming compilation Body Of Songs will collect examples of different artists singing about different parts of the body. The concept has something to do with medical science, but “Skin Song,” the contribution from Bat For Lashes, doesn’t exactly give off the impressio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 10, 2014 - 10:20 am

Bat For Lashes’ Natasha Khan Discusses Her New Short Film, Clothing Line

English singer-songwriter Natasha Khan, aka Bat For Lashes, is taking on a number of projects in her downtime. Between tending to her East London garden, dabbling in clothing design for YMC, and writing and directing a short family drama Gotcha for Film4, she’s been keeping steadily busy since the 2012 release of her third album,… More »

By: Sadaaf Mamoon / July 8, 2014 - 5:40 pm

Hear Natasha Khan & Beck’s “Under The Indigo Moon” In Her YMC Short Film

Four years ago, Beck and Bat For Lashes teamed up on “Let’s Get Lost,” a really great song that ended up on the Twilight: Eclipse soundtrack. Apparently, Beck and B4L’s Natasha Khan have remained friends ever since, and together, they put together the short and low-key track “Under The Indigo Moon.” The song soundtracks Khan’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 23, 2014 - 1:20 pm

Damon Albarn Everyday Robots Details

While we wait around for a new Blur album, Damon Albarn continues to give us everything but, from a collaboration with the Child Of Lov (RIP) to a stage version of his Monkey opera. Damon did say a solo release and tour would precede a new Blur LP, so the imminent release of what i… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 17, 2014 - 5:25 pm

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We’re almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it’s time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we’ve ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we’re looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

Natasha Khan & Jon Hopkins – “Garden’s Heart” Video

Following a collaboration with Purity Ring, Jon Hopkins has a new song out with Natasha Khan (bka Bat For Lashes) from the upcoming film How I Live Now for which Hopkins provides the score. The gorgeously shot video (directed by Khan) is built from film footage featuring Saoirse Ronan, yet doesn’t seem to be out… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 3, 2013 - 10:37 am

Watch Bat For Lashes Cover Fleetwood Mac In London

Over the weekend, I got to see Bat For Lashes at Sweden’s Way Out West festival, and Natasha Khan was a marvel: Warm, confident, in ridiculously fine vocal form, able to rock a nutso flowery pantsuit without looking like a clown. I did not, however, get to see her cover the Fleetwood Mac witch-rock classic… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 14, 2013 - 9:35 am

Way Out West 2013 Day 2: The Knife, Miguel, Giorgio Moroder, & More

Giorgio Moroder dances by stabbing two fingers in the air, like the aging European man that he is. He also plays air-slap-bass. The Italo-disco legend is here in Sweden, at Gothenburg’s Way Out West festival, to DJ in the afternoon sun. There are trees all around him, and he’s in front of a placid duck… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 10, 2013 - 8:56 am

TOY & Natasha Khan – “The Bride” (Amir Rassaei Cover)

Next month, the label Speedy Wunderground will release a new compilation of old Iranian freakout music called Zendooni: Funk, Psychedelia and Pop from the Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation. And on the same day, the label will also release a new 7″ single: A cover of “The Bride,” an Amir Rassaei song from that compilation, done by… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 10, 2013 - 11:50 am

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Saturday’s 5 Best Things

Sitting here in the afterglow of day two — resting sore muscles and reflecting on an impossible collection of hard-earned memories — I feel like I’m starting to come to terms with Coachella. More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / April 21, 2013 - 3:31 pm

Coachella 2013 Saturday: The Postal Service, Phoenix, The Make-Up, & More

Before we get into Saturday, let’s not bury the day’s big lede: R. Kelly joined Phoenix on stage to perform his biggest crossover that isn’t from the Space Jam soundtrack, “Ignition (Remix).” Not quite the Daft Punk cameo folks rumored, definitely worthy of its own post. Which is here. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 14, 2013 - 4:33 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Obviously, the best music-related video of the past seven days is the yelling goats remix of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble,” and the second best is Wale attempting to fight a Toronto Raptors announcer during a game. Neither of these, however, is an actual music video, so I had to pick five others. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 22, 2013 - 9:35 am

Bat For Lashes – “Lillies” Video

“Lillies” is one of the standout spectral floats from last year’s Bat For Lashes album The Haunted Man, and its brand-new video is the sort of thing that makes you like a song even more. Peter Sluszka directs Natasha Khan as she dances with a trio of monsters who look like bit-part characters from LabyrinthMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 20, 2013 - 8:49 am

Watch Bat For Lashes, Widowspeak Perform Love Songs For Vogue

Valentine’s Day being this week and all, Vogue is running a series of videos that show artists performing their love songs. That, in and of itself, isn’t big news at all, and it probably wouldn’t warrant a post, except for this: Both of the videos in the series thus far are really good. Yesterday, Widowspeak… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 12, 2013 - 11:26 am

Watch Bat For Lashes Do “Laura” On SiriusXMU Sessions

“With each album, I go through a really kind of terrifying period before I know what form it’s gonna take so I feel like I’m just in a void.” That’s Natasha Khan discussing the lead up to The Haunted Man, which gave us one of last year’s best singles in “Laura,” a requiem for a… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 5, 2013 - 2:05 pm

Bat For Lashes – “A Wall” Video

Bat For Lashes just released her new video for “A Wall,” a shivery song from The Haunted Man. Noel Paul, who directed Natasha Khan in Bat For Lashes’ “Laura” and “All Your Gold” videos, once again helms, as a blond-wigged and extravagantly drunk Khan enjoys the company of a dude dressed as a furry at… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 21, 2012 - 9:33 am
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