Bat For Lashes Cure CoverAugust 4, 2008
Via Pitchfork just a teaser for a tune with the the equisite Natasha Kahn’s voice- she will be going back to recording her new album after a few gigs so hopfully it will be out before the end of the year!
Blurb from Pitchfork and they have a free download of the Cures ‘The Forest’…
You hear the phrase “Bat for Lashes covering the Cure’s ‘The Forest'” and you think to yourself, “Yeah, that could be good.” As heard on the upcoming Perfect as Cats: A Tribute to the Cure, the combination is indeed organic, as Natasha Khan sounds right at home inside the spooky confines of the dark new wave tune. She swaps out some of the pulsing guitar of the original for the clanging sound of an autoharp, which works terrifically, and though the tempo is slightly slower, she keeps the insistent propulsion of the track’s rhythm.
Just a pic from her MySpace of her in the Joshua Tree desert…not quite a forest to tie in with the cover but a damn fine pic all the same!