Infinite Shuffle

November 22, 2009

4 – Bat For Lashes

Filed under: B, England — assman41 @ 12:01 am

The first time I ever heard Bat For Lashes was while watching the show “Subterranean” on MTV2 and the video for “Daniel” came on. The first one or two times I didn’t think much of the song or video, but soon enough, that tune had planted itself in my head. Now it’s easily one of my favorite songs from the past couple years.

 

Bat For Lashes is actually just the stage name of British songstress Natasha Khan, who, in addition to singing, plays the piano, guitar, harpsichord and autoharp.

 

The music, which would best described as dreamy eclectro-pop, varies at times, but the element that ties it all together is Khan’s voice, which conjures memories of Bjork, Tori Amos and Annie Lennox

 

Her first two albums — “Fur and Gold” and “Two Suns” — have earned plenty of praise, and each was nominated for the Mercury Prize. The video for “Daniel” was even in the running for an MTV Video Music Award.

 

The bulk of the music is pretty solid, but the only song that really stands out for me is “Daniel”. As for the rest of it, I could take it or leave it.

 

For more on Bat For Lashes, check out the MySpace page or the official website.

 

Bat For Lashes – Daniel

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2 Comments »

  1. […] Bat For Lashes … “Daniel” […]

    Pingback by Best of 2009 – My list « My Tunes — January 14, 2010 @ 5:22 am

  2. […] Bat For Lashes … “Daniel” […]

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