Bat For Lashes / The Haunted Man

I’ll admit that I’m a little bit behind the curve when it comes to writing about the new Bat For Lashes album, The Haunted Man. It’s garnered fantastic reviews across the board, and today a brilliant feature got put up on Pitchfork, which as well as being a deeply insightful interview with some stunning photography, also felt like a who new way of using the internet.

I can’t match anything that’s been put up, but what I an do is collect some of the best bits and pieces together and share them with you all. First and foremost is the Pitchfork article.  Make sure you scroll down rather than paging down, or you’ll miss most of the photos.

The music press has been very kind to the album. The Line of Best Fit gave it nine out of ten, and NME gave it eight out of ten. It got a good write up from Drowned in Sound too, but they don’t give ratings.

It also did well in the rest of the press, with the Independent making it their cd of the week. The Guardian gave it four out of five, and the Telegraph and the Observer weren’t quite so effusive both giving it three out of five.

Bat for Lashes plays Brighton Dome on Sunday 4th November.


Bits and Pieces

Here’s another blog post of a couple of assorted media that have come to our attention that we’d like to share.

First up we have the b-side to the upcoming Fear of Men single coming out on Too Pure that we wrote about a few weeks ago. Mosaic, which is already getting airplay on BBC 6Music, is out two weeks today and the flip Your Side sounds like this:

Next is a remix of one of the tracks from Cate Ferris’ Deep Breath, Ready, Get set GO EP. Condensation has been remixed by Talking Books, and doesn’t feature on the cd:

Finally we have another video for the next single from Bat For Lashes upcoming album The Haunted Man. This is the video to accompany All Your Gold, which also comes out on October 15th:

Bat for Lashes – Laura

Bat for Lashes is back with a new single, called Laura:

Laura is the first track to be released from the new album The Haunted Man, which hits the shops on 15th October, and if you pre-order the album on iTunes now you can get it as a free download (or you can buy the track individually for a mere 79p).

According to the link from youtube, the album comes in a multitude of pre-order options. Pre-ordering from iTunes gets you Laura for free, the first 500 pre-ordere from Play get signed, and HMV and Recordstore pre-orders also come with additional material.

The artwork for the album is a photo by American nude photographer Ryan McGinley. I’ll let you click through rather than post up NSFW pics onto the blog.