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Bat For Lashes Brings “Sleep Alone,” Marxophone To Jools Holland

Natasha Khan’s presented up her song of the year contender in various states of dress, from Karate Kid and La Russoed to stripped and lo-fi. Each has been a good look for “Daniel,” although this straight-no-chaser take with her backing band The Blue Dreams is a reminder that this one would stand on its ow… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 22, 2009 - 9:32 am

Bat For Lashes Covers Kings Of Leon

No matter how much people on this side of the Atlantic adore Kings Of Leon (debatable), they should know that Europeans hear the band very differently. It’s one thing to like the Followills, but it’s quite another to like the Followills in a climate where little local artists like Coldplay and Radiohead pointedly praise their… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 13, 2009 - 9:58 am

New Bat For Lashes – “Daniel (Lo Fi Version)”

Natasha Khan’s gorgeous new CD Two Suns comes with a bonus MP3 you can download from a special website. Once your disc is inserted, head to, give them all your info, and the gift from Pearl is yours to keep. The song is a Lo Fi Version of “Daniel,” the song-of-the-year contender that at… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 8, 2009 - 2:49 pm

Stream Bat For Lashes’ Two Suns

If you haven’t yet, get a listen of Natasha Khan’s excellent Two Suns LP at MySpace. For those seeking collab tracks, “The Big Sleep“‘s got Scott Walker and Yeasayer bassist Ira Wolf Tuton is on “Daniel” an “Pearl’s Dream.”… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 31, 2009 - 2:14 pm

New Bat For Lashes Video – “Daniel”

When posting about favorite Two Suns moments — opener “Glass” with its Brian Chippendale drums, “The Big Sleep“‘s Scott Walker turn, and the new single “Daniel” — I called the latter a “chilly, running-in-the-dark dance-floor love song.” How about a chilly, driving-in-the-dark love song? Which is what an in-training Natasha Khan does after fighting off… More »

By: brandon / March 12, 2009 - 10:44 am

New Bat For Lashes (Feat. Scott Walker) – “The Big Sleep”

Bat For Lashes’ excellent new album Two Suns has plenty gorgeous stuff on it. For instance, we showed you an earlier live incarnation of “Moon And Moon.” If I had to choose favorites, though, I’d point to those Chippendale drums and general windblown feel of opener “Glass,” the chilly, running-in-the-dark dance-floor love song “Daniel,” and… More »

By: brandon / February 23, 2009 - 4:42 pm

Bat For Lashes Debuts “Moon And Moon” On The Culture Show

As Natasha For Lashes told us back in January, her new album’s called Two Suns because it’s all about duality: “two lovers, two planets, two sides of a personality.” Well “Moon And Moon,” not to be confused with the Microphones “Moon Moon,” satisfies Ms. Khan’s advance thematic billing prima facie. The simple, spare piano-and-vocal arrangement… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 10, 2009 - 1:27 pm

New Bat For Lashes – “Glass”

Natasha Khan, aka Bat For Lashes, opens up her second album Two Sons in a superbly dark and dramatic fashion. (Which is the way you should do it when said album features guest vocals from Scott Walker — he’s on the closer “The Big Sleep.”) For now, we’re looking at the opener, “Glass.” It begi… More »

By: brandon / February 5, 2009 - 5:10 pm

Bat For Lashes Returns With Two Suns

Pretty much everybody went batty for Natasha Khan’s breathtaking, updated Kate Bush thing on Fur & Gold, and now the woman who wooed Thom Yorke, Mercury Prize voters, and a league of Donnie Darko fans has set aside the covers in favor of a full LP of original goodness. She’s lined up some worthy assistance… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 12, 2009 - 5:32 pm

Bat For Lashes Covers The Cure

Natasha Khan loves covers and the Cure see their share of ‘em, so this was a statistical inevitability. The track comes as part of a larger compilation full of takes on Robert & Co.’s works, entitled Perfect As Cats: A Tribute To The Cure featuring the likes of Jesu, Lewis & Clarke, the Muslims, India… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 6, 2008 - 10:25 am

Joanna Newsom Plays A Small Show For A Drunk Crowd In Chelsea

Thanks to Paper mag, yesterday we learned Joanna Newsom is beautiful. And tells a mean dick joke. To celebrate at least one, if not both, of those amazing attributes, the magazine invited J. News to Hiro Ballroom to play an insider-y show for a room full of media types on an open vodka… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 3, 2008 - 1:07 pm

Everyone Covers Springsteen

No shortage of Bruce love ever, really. Recently, Jesse Malin and Arcade Fire wrangled the Boss for cameos. But even when Springsteen’s not in promo-mode, we always seem to be listening to his music.

April had that all-star live tribute and Ted Leo gave us a rockin’ “Dancing In The Dark” at the Callum… More »

By: Stereogum / October 18, 2007 - 5:47 pm

Bat For Lashes, Fionn Regan, Maps Cover Primal Scream

This meta-Mercury Prize moment brought to you by Radio 1 man Colin Murray?s radio show In The Company Of… The bewitching Bat For Lashes, Fionn, and Maps are all up for this year’s Mercury Prize, and Colin hosted all three at Maida Vale studios to record their own tunes and, awesomely, to offer up a… More »

By: Stereogum / August 31, 2007 - 10:48 am

Boss For Lashes

No secret that we’ve got love for Brighton-based chanteuse Natasha Khan (aka Bat For Lashes) and Jersey boy Bruce Springsteen (aka The Boss), so her cover of “I’m On Fire” is doubly special. (We won’t bother doing the math.) Khan’s remake — pretty standard for Lashes live sets — lowers the original’s boiling point via… More »

By: Stereogum / August 9, 2007 - 12:17 pm

Bat For Lashes @ Knitting Factory, NYC 6/25/07

Been eight months since last we mentioned Brighton-based chanteuse Natasha Khan (aka Bat For Lashes), and it’s not for lack of love; rather, we’ve allowed the dearth of States-side PR movement around Fur & Gold to let us plunge its dreamlike depths at our own, studious pace. It’s a nice change. And a perfect record… More »

By: Stereogum / July 26, 2007 - 7:46 pm

Madonna Gets Freak Folkie

Another tribute tracklist for this fine Thursday, although this one’s already got a name — and also happens to be infinitely less sad than the last. NME reports that the likes of Devendra Banhart, Bat For Lashes, Lavender Diamond, Ariel Pink, Giant Drag, and VietNam will tackle tunes from the material girl’s catalogue for ThroughMore »

By: Stereogum / May 3, 2007 - 6:01 pm

SXSW: Thursday In Austin

Not sure what the contributing factors were, but it seemed like everybody was a little frustrated yesterday down at SouthBy; people showing up to the right day party at the wrong time, jumbling their schedules, taking wrong turns in what’s otherwise the most easily navigable downtown you’ll ever see. And our day was no different. More »

By: Stereogum / March 16, 2007 - 9:06 pm

New Bat For Lashes Video – “Prescilla”

In addition to unexpectedly championing Spank Rock and predictably pimping Liars, Thom Yorke placed a Bat For Lashes track (“Horses And I”) atop his iTunes playlist, saying “Natsha Khan of Bat For Lashes ain’t scared … this song seems to come from the world of Grimm’s fairytales.” The shout-out added to the steady-building buzz for… More »

By: Stereogum / February 27, 2007 - 2:50 pm
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