In an effect to make record shopping less overwhelming I decided to narrow down my list. When I came to Bat For Lashes I said, "I don't even remember what they sound like, who are Bat for Lashes anyway? I won't like them. I'll give them a listen right now." After a single visit to their myspace I was enrapt in a swell of whimsical, yet creepily grounded, music. I listened to Horse and I repeatedly for an hour. When I heard the handclap opener to Priscilla I knew I had to get the record. This music feels like the emergence of another world and the band dress themselves appropriately. Feathers, sequin headbands, and milkyway streams of gold beneath their cheekbones are just a few of their elfin and gypsy adornments.
To hear Natasha Khan tell it, making the record was pure magic-she tracked vocals in a rainy forest. Onstage you'll see them switch instruments mid-song. They even have a shaman staff that produces a thunder-like rage when its hilt hits the stage.
Through this experience I've learend that Bat for Lashes aren't to be taken for granted. They are here to take you away. Now go feast amongst the red wood giants and shadow banquets.