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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Bat For Lashes covers The Cure :: "A Forest"

The layers of ambiance and the ineffable cool of the originals always make Cure songs a particularly sticky wicket to cover. That's not stopping a bunch of folks including Bat For Lashes, The Muslims, Kaki King and The Dandy Warhols from trying their hand at it. This track is breathy, darkly shining, and atmospherically lovely.

A Forest (Cure cover) - Bat For Lashes

Perfect as Cats: A Tribute To The Cure is out on Manimal Vinyl on October 28th. Sales will raise money for the worthy Invisible Children campaign.

And yep, since you asked -- pretty sure that's one of the worst album covers this year. What's goin on there?

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At August 05, 2008 8:56 PM, Blogger Julio Enriquez said...

forest is my favorite cure song but bat for lashes totally butchered it....not happy!

At August 06, 2008 7:53 AM, Blogger heather said...

julio, how 'bout Paul Anka? that one make you mad too?

At August 07, 2008 2:57 PM, Blogger margottobed said...

very cool.. bookmarking.

At July 05, 2009 11:20 PM, Anonymous jc said...

Yes, the one of bat for lashes is a nice one, but check out also the 40+ other cover versions of "a forest" I've collected on my site at http://www.someforests.com


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