Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Bat For Lashes: What's A Girl To Do?

Earlier this year, based on the underground success of her first single "The Wizard," Bat For Lashes, which is esentially just one Natasha Khan, gained quite a following in the UK. Yesterday, September 11th saw the release of her debut record Fur and Gold, which has already recieved a 5 star review from The Guardian, and for good reason. Nastasha has one of the freshest voices we've heard in a while, which will tend to obvious draw comparisons to Miss Chan Marshall, but Natasha's voice has a bit more depth to it. At times her voice is drenched in reverb giving it a classic sulty sound ala Broadcast's Trish Keenan, like on this track for example.

[MP3]: Bat For Lashes :: What's A Girl To Do? (Really Recommended!)
The Broadcast comparison goes even further than just the vocals on this track, what with the tom and bass drums stuck way far back in the mix, and just like the vocals, covered with reverb. This song finds Natasha in remorse over the fact that she no longer loves a certain someone, but doesn't know how to handle the situation: "When you love someone, but the thrill is gone, and your kisses at night are replaced with tears." As I listen to this record more and more it's really becoming a favorite.

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