August 5, 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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