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Stream Twilight: Eclipse Soundtrack

You heard Vampire Weekend’s “Jonathan Low” (one of VW’s top three songs about vampires) and before that Muse’s “Neutron Star Collision (Love Is Forever)” (inescapable at vampire proms this month). Now you can check out Beck & Bat For Lashes’ much anticipated collab… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 2, 2010 - 12:28 pm

Twilight: Eclipse Soundtrack Nabs Vampire Weekend, Beck, Bat For Lashes

After Thom Yorke, Bon Iver & St. Vincent, and Grizzly Bear & Beach House made soundtracks to multi-million dollar hormonal-teenage-vampires-in-love franchises a safe place for indie artists to premiere their wares, you had to figure more folks from Stereogum’s tag cloud would lineup at the chance to lure Bella & Edward heads from the land… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 12, 2010 - 1:12 pm

Bat For Lashes Covers Radiohead, Cure, Peter Gabriel With String Quartet

Thom Yorke’s an avowed fan of Natasha’s, placing “Horse And I” on his iTunes Playlist with the note “Natsha Khan of Bat For Lashes ain’t scared” at a time when she was still trying to convince people Fur & Gold was more than the art-damaged, new age Kate Bush retread it was pegged. And that… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 25, 2010 - 2:59 pm

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice 4: 2009 Mashed Up

There could not have been a more apt ID3 than that of Freelance Hellraiser’s “Stroke Of Genius,” the MP3 that launched this decade’s most fitting musical legacy. Parts of two or three or thirty tracks mixed into one supersong? What better than mashups to soundtrack a generation of smartphone-wielding Adderall chompers coming of age i… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2009 - 10:59 am

Skream Remixes Bat For Lashes

Joining Dave Sitek and Fever Ray producers Van Rivers & the Subliminal Kid, UK knob turner Skream offers up a new take on Two Suns track, injecting the heart of “Pearl’s Dream”‘s witchy synth-pop with a darkened, dubstep pulse. More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 6, 2009 - 11:59 am

Speech Debelle Wins 2009 Mercury Prize

Just today people were talking about big money bets coming in for Speech Debelle to win the Mercury Prize, and what do you know, the British rapper rode Ladbrokes’ 4/1 odds and the votes of the Mercury High Council Of Accomplished Elders to bag the coveted, Barclays-sponsored music prize. When she won everybody yelled “Speech!”… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 8, 2009 - 5:37 pm

Two Suns Gets Deluxe Edition

The double CD/DVD collects the odds and ends Bat For Lashes have shared in the last few months (alternate versions of the first two singles, covers of the Cure and Kings Of Leon, etc.) and a 48-min documentary. Get details and watch a preview here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 24, 2009 - 10:49 am

Bat For Lashes Brings “Sleep Alone” To Fallon

James Fallon invited Natasha Khan to perform the latest Two Suns single on his late night show yesterday. That’d be “Sleep Alone,” which has a video and a remix, and is a sexy, synthy document of a restless, loveless, and solitary night in Khan’s bed. After seeing her dance across increasingly larger stages over the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 12, 2009 - 4:40 pm

Lollapalooza 2009 Wrap-Up

If you weren’t talking about the weather in Grant Park this weekend, you weren’t in Grant Park this weekend. And really that would’ve been a shame. It was oppressive at times, but despite — or as these things go, perhaps because of — the inclement weather conditions (APW-styled rain Friday, sweltering heat and humidity the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 9, 2009 - 3:11 pm

New Bat For Lashes – “Sleep Alone (Van Rivers & The Subliminal Kid Remix) (Stereogum Premiere)

The latest track from Natasha Khan’s synthed-up triumph Two Suns to get the This Is A Single treatment is “Sleep Alone.” It’s got a video and everything. The desolate yet sexy original underscored Khan’s restless and lonely night with a patchwork of icy synths, occasionally dissonant keys, and a pagan thump with witchy backing vocals. More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 5, 2009 - 2:10 pm

New Bat For Lashes Video – “Sleep Alone”

So far Natasha Khan’s given us a couple of compelling Two Suns videos: “Daniel” went for a sinister modern dancing (and Karate Kid) vibe and “Pearl’s Dream” found Khan in winged form-fitting garb performing opposite an evil blond twin, a wolf, and lots of smoke and steam. For “Sleep Alone,” we see Khan in her… More »

By: brandon / August 3, 2009 - 1:05 pm

Mercury Prize 2009 Nominees

Earlier this morning, British DJ/television presenter Lauren Laverne announced the dozen 2009 Mercury nominees at London’s Hospital Club. The prize, of course, is for the UK’s album of the year award. First things first: In order to be eligible, the album must’ve been released by a British or Irish artist/band between July 2008 and July… More »

By: brandon / July 21, 2009 - 10:19 am

Bat For Lashes Brings “Daniel” To Kimmel

Natasha’s made good use of her time on the coasts, combining a couple of hailed shows with a Letterman appearance here, and stopping over at Kimmel’s place last night while in the vicinity for some West coast shows. For an album with as much to offer as Two Suns, it might have been nice to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 25, 2009 - 1:04 pm

Bat For Lashes @ El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles 6/16/09

When Natasha Khan came to NYC to do Letterman and a pair of shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall Of Williamsburg earlier this spring, she was the only thing anybody wanted to talk about. This week she’s dictating media discourse in Los Angeles, playing the El Rey Theatre hours after a Jimmy Kimmel taping… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 17, 2009 - 12:14 pm

Dave Sitek Remixes Bat For Lashes

Under the guise of 909, TV On The Radio’s studio guru has injected some tribal, mystical funk into Two Suns’s chilly synth jam “Sleep Alone.” Hear 2:11 of 909’s In The Dark Mix at MySpace. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 10, 2009 - 5:07 pm

New Bat For Lashes Video – “Pearl’s Dream”

Natasha Khan’s newest Two Suns video treatment features the same slo-mo dreaminess as Letterman-approved “Daniel,” but with less of a sinister (and modern dancing and Karate Kid) feel. New single “Pearl’s Dream,” the track she chose to close out her pre-encore set at Bowery and MHOW, gives us Khan in form-fitting garb (complete with wing… More »

By: brandon / May 29, 2009 - 10:28 am

Old Folks Review Dan Deacon, Bon Iver

On a whim I checked in with Breakfast At Sulimay’s, the amusing Web video series in which three elderly music fans review indie and hip-hop singles over coffee at a Philadelphia diner. Turns out another episode was uploaded just yesterday. Remember when Ann, Joe, and Bill panned Animal Collective and it was adorable? You’re gonna… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 20, 2009 - 11:41 pm

New Bat For Lashes – “Wilderness”

Natasha Khan fans who purchased a Two Suns CD found a special surprise when ripping it to their laptop, being taken to a special site to download the bonus (and apparent live staple) “Lo-Fi” version of “Daniel.” Those opting to go full download for the album via iTunes do not get access to that reworking… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 14, 2009 - 12:07 pm

Bat For Lashes Brings “Daniel” To Letterman

If it wasn’t for last night’s Dark Was The Night live show, I’d probably continue working Natasha Khan’s stunner at Bowery into every conversation I have this week. Or her similarly gripping show at Music Hall Of Williamsburg Saturday night, where she moved herself (and some nearby) to tears on “Good Love.” It takes just… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 4, 2009 - 2:52 pm

Bat For Lashes @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 4/30/09

Natasha Khan has what might be the song of the year, a spellbinding new album, a performance on Letterman tonight, and the Thom Yorke stamp of approval. It’s an impressive fact sheet, and it got tossed early into the haunting Two Suns standout “Glass” last night. What happened in Bowery Ballroom was a slate-wiping de… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 1, 2009 - 11:50 am