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Watch Bat For Lashes On Jools Holland

Over the weekend, Bat For Lashes returned to Later … With Jools Holland to perform a dramatic version of The Haunted Man single “Laura.” Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 8, 2012 - 12:55 pm

Premature Evaluation: Bat For Lashes The Haunted Man

Here’s a weird and indefensible but completely genuine reaction that much-anticipated new albums sometimes provoke: I wish it was better. It’s one thing if a band you like suddenly shits the bed on a new album; God knows, that happens enough. But when someone follows up a record that hit a chord deep within you… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 16, 2012 - 12:54 pm

Stream Bat For Lashes The Haunted Man

At this point, we’ve already heard a lot of the new Bat For Lashes album The Haunted Man; “A Wall,” “Oh Yeah” and “Winter Fields” hit the web last week after “All Your Gold,” “Marilyn” and “Laura” struck previously. Now, via NPR’s First Listen series, you can listen to the entire record. Hear it atMore »

By: Corban Goble / October 15, 2012 - 10:06 am

Bat For Lashes Covers Rihanna’s “We Found Love”

“We Found Love” is an unusually dark song for Rihanna, but in the hands of Bat For Lashes’ Natasha Khan, it’s several shades darker still. Performing the song on Zane Lowe’s BBC show, Khan leaves the original melody intact but reworks the arrangement, stripping it bare and slowing it down, rebuilding it into something spooky… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 11, 2012 - 12:44 pm

Bat For Lashes – “A Wall,” “Oh Yeah” & “Winter Fields”

Bat For Lashes’ long awaited third album The Haunted Man is coming later this month, and we’ve already heard three songs from it: “Laura,” “Marilyn,” and “All Your Gold.” All three of those tracks appear on a new Soundcloud sampler of the album that recently appeared online, and they share space with three songs making… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2012 - 4:31 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Obviously, this week’s best music video wasn’t a music video at all: It was the one where Gunplay goes fishing. I could’ve watched that for at least two hours. But if you insist on actual music videos, there were some good examples of that this week, as well. We’ve got five below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 5, 2012 - 1:33 pm

Bat For Lashes – “All Your Gold (Hercules And Love Affair Remix)”

Hercules And Love Affair give Bat For Lashes’ “All Your Gold” a light house facelift, turning it into more of the swirling dance jam that for which they are known. Thanks to the new pulse, the Bat For Lashes source track now sounds much less like “Somebody That I Used To Know” (maybe it now… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 5, 2012 - 12:53 pm

Watch Bat For Lashes’ Live Set For BBC 6 Music

With her new album The Haunted Man imminent, Natasha Khan, recently taped a seven-song live-in-studio set for the BBC radio network 6 Music at London’s Maida Vale Studios. The set includes songs from all of Khan’s albums — including, yes, “Daniel.” And the songs from The Haunted Man fit right in; I’m starting to get… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 3, 2012 - 2:49 pm

Bat For Lashes – “All Your Gold” Video

In the sweeping, visually striking video for Bat For Lashes’ new single “All Your Gold,” we see Natasha Khan twitchily dancing her way across a beach. It’s done in glowing black-and-white, and Khan pretty much owns the camera the entire time. This is one of those cases where nothing much happens in the video, but… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 1, 2012 - 9:05 am

Bat For Lashes’ Natasha Khan Discusses The Haunted Man, The Carpenters, And Her Naked Album Cover

It’s been three long years since Natasha Khan — aka Bat For Lashes — released the wildly popular Two Suns (the best album ever to feature a song based on a character from The Karate Kid), so the imminent arrival of her forthcoming The Haunted Man is good news for anyone who loves smart, art-inflected… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / September 19, 2012 - 11:53 am

Bat For Lashes – “All Your Gold”

Next month, Bat For Lashes releases her new album The Haunted Man, her follow-up to 2009’s superlative Two Suns. We’ve already heard two early tracks, “Laura” and “Marilyn.” And now we’ve got another one: A hiccuping, stop-starting glide called “All Your Gold,” which, I’m absolutely humiliated to report, reminds me way too much of Gotye’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 18, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Bat For Lashes – “Marilyn”

Here’s a surging, starry new one from Bat For Lashes’ forthcoming The Haunted Man, a slow-burn called “Marilyn.” Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 13, 2012 - 10:32 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was an amazing week for videos, but not a great week for videos with anything in common with each other. Here’s the only narrative I thread I can pull from the five videos below: Two of them are inspirational sports stories, though that’s really all they have in common. So: Olympics? We’ll go with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 27, 2012 - 3:56 pm

Bat For Lashes – “Laura” Video + NSFW The Haunted Man Cover

A flurry of Bat For Lashes news hit the web this afternoon as she premiered the studio version of “Laura” on BBC1. Capitalizing on that attention, Bat For Lashes also dropped the beautiful, theatrical clip for the track. Scope all that and the NSFW, Ryan McGinley-shot The Haunted Man album cover down below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 23, 2012 - 2:47 pm

Watch Bat for Lashes Debut “Marilyn,” “Laura,” “A Wall” In Cambridge

Yesterday, Bat For Lashes announced plans to release her third album The Haunted Man. And last night, she played at the Junction in Cambridge, her first British show in two years. During the show, she debuted a few new songs that will presumably appear in some form on The Haunted Man. “Marilyn” is lush synthpop,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 14, 2012 - 8:50 am

Bat For Lashes The Haunted Man Out This Fall

Two Suns, Bat For Lashes’ excellent sophomore album, is now more than three years old. And thankfully, Natasha Khan has now announced plans to follow it up, finally. The third Bat For Lashes album will be called The Haunted Man, which seems like a very Bat For Lashes title, and it’s coming 10/15. That feel… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 13, 2012 - 8:54 am

Download Bat For Lashes’ 10 Best Cover Songs

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… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 7, 2011 - 3:29 pm

Hear Bat For Lashes Play A New Tune At Vivid Fest

Kate Bush is back in the news and so is one of her offspring: Over the weekend Natasha Khan and a string quartet performed a new Bat For Lashes song at the Sydney Opera House during a two-night stand as part of Australia’s Vivid Festival. She also did her studio version of Depeche Mode’s “Strangelove“… More »

By: brandon / June 6, 2011 - 9:55 am

Bat For Lashes Covers Depeche Mode

Gucci Guilty For Him, a new men’s cologne from the Italian label, hired Bat For Lashes’ Natasha Khan to do this cover of “Strangelove” for the “soundtrack for the upcoming release” of the fragrance. I’m guessing it’ll appear in an upcoming commercial. The debut of Guilty for women came with a commercial starring Evan Rachel… More »

By: jessica / February 22, 2011 - 9:51 am

Welcome Back Kings Of Leon With 15 Covers Of “Use Somebody”

Kings Of Leon released a new single and video this week and dozens (dozens!) of you lurkers stepped up to discuss it. KoL has become an increasingly hot button act on this site as we’ve witnessed the Followills become a parody of themselves (see: the hipster clothing line, drunken interviews, “Sex On Fire”). But while… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 9, 2010 - 5:06 pm