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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Bats for Lashes cover The Cure

UK darlings Bat For Lashes take on The Cure's "A Forest," on a new compilation entitled Perfect As Cats: A Tribute to The Cure. The tune only clocks in at a little over three minutes unlike the original which is over five minutes but the Lashes version uses hammer dulcimer to recreate the guitar melodies and some heavy tom tom drums at the end of the tune, along side of repeated shout's of "Hey!" which add some nice other-era Cure influences to the cover.

The LP will be released worldwide on October 28th, 2008 through LA indie label, Manimal Vinyl. The charity album (to benefit the Invisible Children organization) boasts 32 tracks from 32 artists ranging from UK bands Bat For Lashes and Jesu to American anglophiles The Dandy Warhols to newcomers like Hecuba, blackblack and Army Navy.

Bat For Lashes A Forest.mp3

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