Muruch’s Top 10 Albums of 2019

To paraphrase my old, beloved music blog peer Said the Gramophone, please forgive Muruch for not posting much in 2019, it's very old. Like STG's Sean Michaels, I've been blissfully busy being an author instead of a critic. My debut poetry book, Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot, was published in September and it's been... Continue Reading →

Muruch’s Top 25 Albums of 2012

2012 was a very good year for music. Sometimes it's difficult to come up with enough albums for my year end list, this year the problem was narrowing down my choices. Click on the album titles to read the full reviews, purchase the albums, and, in some cases, watch videos and/or download mp3s. Then comment... Continue Reading →

Bat For Lashes: The Haunted Man

Bat For Lashes' third album, The Haunted Man, is quite different from her previous releases. The tribal drums and dark drama that first brought our attention to Natasha Khan's alter ego have been replaced with atmospheric electronics and somber melodies. Even Natasha's voice sounds different, at times straining to reach an angelic soprano level when... Continue Reading →

Bat For Lashes: New Album & Song!

She's back! The exquisitely talented Bat For Lashes (a.k.a. Natasha Khan) will return with her new album, The Haunted Man, on October 23rd. As we wait with bated breath, you can listen to and watch the video for the first single, "Laura," below. The piano ballad is surprisingly simple given Bat For Lashes' eccentric past,... Continue Reading →

Bat For Lashes: Two Suns

Bat For Lashes sophomore album Two Suns will be released on April 9th. Much like Fur and Gold, the new album simmers with theatrical percussion and vocal flights of fancy. Yet there's a smoother production to this disc that makes it obvious Natasha Khan (the feminine force that is Bat For Lashes) has embraced the... Continue Reading →

Caroline Weeks: Elegy Mp3

The former Bat For Lashes member known as Ginger Lee is now going by the name Caroline Weeks, and she will release her debut solo album Songs for Edna on April 7th. Though certain songs have a captivating albeit sparse acoustic sound and I think they'll appeal to indie-folk fans, the album as a whole... Continue Reading →

Bat For Lashes Mp3 & The Cure Tribute

Following is the haunting rendition of The Cure's "A Forest" by Bat For Lashes. The cover was recorded for the upcoming Perfect As Cats: A Tribute To The Cure, a two-disc charity album set for release by Manimal Vinyl on October 28th to benefit the Invisible Children organization.Bat For Lashes - A Forest (mp3)Perfect As... Continue Reading →

Bat For Lashes Mp3 & The Cure Tribute

Following is the haunting rendition of The Cure's "A Forest" by Bat For Lashes. The cover was recorded for the upcoming Perfect As Cats: A Tribute To The Cure, a two-disc charity album set for release by Manimal Vinyl on October 28th to benefit the Invisible Children organization.Bat For Lashes - A Forest (mp3 removed)Perfect... Continue Reading →

Bat For Lashes: Fur And Gold

Bat For Lashes is the pseudonym of British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Natasha Khan. Her debut album, Fur And Gold, has earned her comparisons to Bj√∂rk as well as a Mercury Prize nomination. Both accomplishments are justified and well deserved. The tone of Khan's voice and her flare for drama are akin to Bjork, but there's... Continue Reading →

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