Lately, I’ve been feeling my age a little bit. Things like knowing that the original The Legend of Zelda came out 27 years ago as well as the 3D rerelease of Jurassic Park are sharp reminders that I’m no longer a spring chicken. These thoughts make me yearn for a time when things were a bit more innocent, a bit more simple.
That’s the feeling I get when seeing Bat For Lashes new video for ‘Lilies’, which comes off her latest album The Haunted Man (review“). Watching it, I’m reminded of films like Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal and books like Where The Wild Things Are. There are strange, outlandish monsters but there is something playful and reassuring about them. Give it a view below and let nostalgia work its way into you. READ MORE
And so another year comes to a close. 2012, just like any other year, you had your gems and you had your flops when it came to album releases. For this article, I’d like to give you my Top 10 albums of 2012 as well as several honorable mentions that didn’t exactly make the cut but were too good to leave unmentioned. So, read on to see my Top 10 Albums Of 2012!
Make sure to check out my worst 5 albums here. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you a chance to win the Bat For Lashes discography, which includes Fur And Gold, Two Suns, and The Haunted Man (review). On top of that, we’ll be also including an LP of the Depeche Mode cover of “Strangelove”. To find out how to enter, head on down below!
Bat For Lashes just released The Haunted Man on Oct. 12th. US touring plans are tentatively planned for early 2013. You can pick up a copy of The Haunted Man on iTunes. READ MORE
It was in 2009 that I got hooked into Bat For Lashes’ sophomore album Two Suns. Something about the haunting, ethereal songs touched me and I was unable to stop listening to the album for a good few weeks. I still come back to it on occasion, playing the album from beginning to end without skipping a single track. But there came a point where I realized that, for as much as I loved those songs, I wanted something new, a new journey to undertake.
So when I heard that a new album was on the way, I was immediately intrigued and full of anticipation. After all, Bat For Lashes puts out a style of music that I don’t really hear anywhere else, so it’s like getting a breath of fresh air, a new playground in which to have fun. And so I entered into The Haunted Man with somewhat baited breath, wondering if it could match what I had wanted for the past year. READ MORE