Thursday, September 3, 2009

Bat For Lashes 8/31/09 - The Music Box @ The Fonda, Hollywood, CA.

This week, Bat For Lashes (a.k.a Natasha Kahn and company) made their final stop on their current U.S. tour at The Music Box (formally known as the Henry Fonda Theater) When we previously posted about Bat For Lashes earlier this summer, Natasha and a band member performed an acoustic in-store set squeezed in during her previous U.S. jaunt. However, this night's show (continuing a trend of sold-out-ahead of time performances, not unlike June's El Rey show) was a full-band spectacle on the opposite end of the spectrum.

The setlist was a mix of material from both Fur and Gold and the newer Two Suns. Show was somewhat shorter than I would have preferred (kind of like The Raveonettes show from January), and may have benefited from throwing in a cover or (a favorite) "Seal's Jubilee," but one can't really complain. Also, others have said that her live performances don't sound any different from the studio-recorded versions, but I didn't find this to be the case - they sounded far bolder and less restrained on stage.

On another note, I had a bit of a difficult time taping this show (part of it was being a bit unprepared on my part, and another is the venue), so I was worried how this recording would end up sounding. Fortunately, this show came out better than I expected - although, since the Fonda can be a boomy-sounding venue, some of that may be apparent to the listener. Levels were extreme as well (performances ranged from acoustic to loud electronica-flavored levels) so adjust accordingly.

1.) Glass FLAC MP3
2.) Sleep Alone FLAC MP3
3.) Horse and I FLAC MP3
4.) Travelling Woman FLAC MP3
5.) Siren Song FLAC MP3
6.) The Wizard FLAC MP3
7.) Trophy FLAC MP3
8.) Tahiti FLAC MP3
9.) What's A Girl To Do? FLAC MP3
10.) Two Planets FLAC MP3
11.) E: Prescilla FLAC MP3
12.) E: Good Love FLAC MP3
13.) E: Moon and Moon FLAC MP3
14.) E: Pearl's Dream FLAC MP3
15.) E: Daniel FLAC MP3
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  1. Great recording of the show! I loved every second of the show, so I reallllly appreciate this! Thank you soooo much!