Posted in music | pictures on May 2, 2009

photos by Faith-Ann Young

Bat for Lashes

NY MAG: You've been living partly in New York recently -- what do you think about the music scene here?

Natasha Khan: In Brooklyn and Williamsburg, which is where I was living, there has been quite an interesting scene happening that was kind of bubbling away when I was there. There were these new bands like Gang Gang Dance and TV on the Radio and MGMT and Yeasayer. So I saw a lot of interesting gigs, and had a really nice exchange and conversations with musicians and got inspired.

Not to be confused with King Khan, whose own NYC trip coincides with hers, Natasha Khan (aka Bat For Lashes) plays Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn tonight (5/2). Last night she was on Letterman and the night before she played Bowery Ballroom. Video from the TV appearance, and more pictures from the NYC show, below...

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Comments (28)

"Gang Gang Dance and TV on the Radio and MGMT and Yeasayer"

Yuck.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2009 6:12 PM

Love her love her. Voice not as strong as the Bowery show, but hell, 1st time on national TV jitters are ok.

Posted by astralgirl02 | May 2, 2009 6:14 PM

Was TV on the Radio really new when those others were? Seems like they were the 'generation' of Brooklyn bands earlier.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2009 6:25 PM

Is it me or is the 80s back? But since it's the best musical decade...yup:-p..give me more synthesizer!

Posted by kele305 | May 2, 2009 7:20 PM

Heeeyyyy!!! Is that a BIRD atop the synthesizer?!?!

Posted by Peter Griffin | May 2, 2009 9:25 PM

new up-and-coming tiny bands like tv on the radio

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2009 12:58 AM

Dare I say entirely pre-recorded?

Posted by Eggs1234 | May 3, 2009 7:27 AM

^^^^

Hmmmm, I vote no. The drummer and keyboard player are clearly playing, and if it were pre-recorded, her voice wouldn't be so flat when she goes up high.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2009 8:51 AM

-mgmt, she has good brooklyn taste

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2009 9:47 AM

Keyboards can be used for good or evil. Same goes for hot girls and boys.

Posted by al cooper | May 3, 2009 10:50 AM

Outstanding.
Excellent song.

Posted by Jeff | May 3, 2009 11:48 AM

Straight Cure rip-off. Can Robert Smith and Co. sue her now?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2009 1:36 PM

oh, c'mon. That was a pretty good performance, especially for f'ing Letterman. At least now we now the sound on that show can be good if they just have line ins from electronic drums and keyboards.

Posted by non y mas | May 3, 2009 1:57 PM

9:47 AM - mgmt is so cheese.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2009 3:19 PM

bat for lashes ROCKED in Brooklyn!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2009 5:42 PM

i'm not normally a prick like this, but she's really fucking attractive.

Posted by dan | May 3, 2009 6:14 PM

Bowery was fantastic. Her band was great too.

Posted by najork | May 3, 2009 7:28 PM

Bowery as indeed fantastic and she is gorgeous in person.
Beautiful women, beautiful music.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2009 8:38 PM

Bowery was**

Beautiful woman**

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2009 8:40 PM

I appreciated the effort they put into really playing that stuff live. Lots of acts would just have a laptop doing half of it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2009 11:52 PM

Note to female musicians: Go topless. You'll sell more records.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 12:01 AM

Just glad all you American types are getting the chance to see the wonderful Ms Khan. Pre-recorded? No more than a few loops when you go to see her live - they are musicians for heavens sake. Seen her three times now, and first night of the UK tour there were definite first night nerves, so yeah, agree she was probably really nervous on Letterman. She is a really nice girl, when I saw her last year came out after the show to meet the fans and have piccies taken and all that stuff. Do go to see her if you get half a chance, your loss if you don't.

Posted by catshoe | May 4, 2009 9:56 AM

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 10:28 AM

american types? she's toured here before, dipshit.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 1:49 PM

Wonderful photography above from the NY show.

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