28 September 2007

Bat for Lashes

So I went to see this band the other night at Bowery Ballroom. It was one of those last minute things, my bro Ross had an extra ticket and there I was with nothing to do. Alls I know is, Ross has good taste in music and he said they were Bjork-ish. I needed little convicing after that, even though it was a Tuesday and all.

The first thing I saw when I walked in was the boy from Ernest Sewn that I have a crush on. He was with some broad. Ross pointed out that he'd never seen so many girls in one place, and pronounced Bat for Lashes a total "chick band". Who are all these boys here? I asked. They came with the girls. Duh. So anyway, Bat for Lashes.

They were oh so much more than I could have expected/hoped/wanted in a new (to me) band. The girls came out on stage wearing these magical sparkly gem store outfits. Well really only one of them had a gem store outfit on, but they all had fancy sparkly headbands on and snazzy little outfits. The singer had loooong straight brown hair and this sort of see through zebra print shirt with huge billowy sleeves that were tight at the wrist, and high-ish waisted pants. So sexy.

I was pretty much blown away by the singing. The music was quite lovely to listen to, they had a great booming drum, did a lot of clapping, some banging of a stick, and at one point there were two guitars and a bass being played at the same time, which pretty much makes me have an orgasm. But it was the singing that was absolutely mesmerizing. The music took a back seat to her voice. The music, which at times felt a bit derivative, though still enjoyable, was a vehicle for her voice. Two songs in I leaned over to Ross and whispered "I want to live and die in her voice." This is a phrase I probably have never uttered before. I may have felt a similar sentiment in the past, but I've never said it aloud.

So, in a nutshell, Bat for Lashes should be everyone's new favorite band.

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