Home / Events / Music Calendar / Bat for Lashes

Bat for Lashes

JAY HORTON
8:30 pm., Wednesday April 17 | $20 advance, $22 day of show.
Wonder Ballroom
128 NE Russell St.
 
[SOUNDHOUNDS OF LOVE] It’s been nearly seven years since the former Natasha Khan emerged seemingly fully formed within the U.K. cultural consciousness as Bat for Lashes and began frolicking along the boundaries between fashion-forward electro-pixie and self-made vessel for otherworldly chamber-pop explorations. Even if elements of song-craft weren’t always as original as performance couture—traces of Björk here, Tori there, slow-burning Kate Bush an evergreen—her obvious appreciation for laborious technique tied together with rare willingness to delve into the ethereal fringes of concrete emotions won widespread acclaim, fueling anticipatory rumors of a newly mature third album rewarding extended gestation. Alas, the signal influences resonate almost as clearly as the outsized ambitions of last autumn’s The Haunted Man, to muddled effect. It was less than fully realized if consistently intriguing, and certainly more playful than would be suggested by title and cover image: a stark, monochromatic nude portrait of the former art student grimly hauling away an apparent male casualty on shoulders that, however strong, cannot possibly carry the load.



Where: Wonder Ballroom
Phone: 284-8686
Address: 128 NE Russell St.

 
 

Wonder Ballroom

128 NE Russell St.
Portland, OR
 
Other events in Music Calendar

Liam Finn

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

[IMAGINATIVE INDIE] Liam Finn has quietly produced some of the most underrated dream-rock of the last five years. The New Zealand raised, New York-based son ...

9:30 pm | $10 advance, $12 day of show.
White Eagle Saloon 836 N Russell St. Portland Web | Map

Terry Malts, Girl Tears

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

[FUZZED OUT] Terry Malts manages to sound bored and completely enraged at the same time. The three-piece will release the Insides EP next month, a pr ...

10 pm | $8.
Bunk Bar 1028 SE Water Ave. Portland Web | Map

Drop Dead, Bell Witch

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

[EXTREME METAL] The outer edges of tempo will be explored at this show, which the promoter has dubbed, “Fast vs. Slow.” Really, this is a mini-festival of epic proportio ...

8 pm | $12.
Slabtown 1033 NW 16th Ave. Portland Web | Map
Also At Wonder Ballroom

Sylvan Esso, Dana Buoy

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

[ELECTRONIC BEDROOM FOLK] Given their day jobs, Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn’s foray into minimalist laptop pop seems like an odd left turn. The former is one-third of Ve ...

8 pm | Sold out.
Wonder Ballroom 128 NE Russell St. Portland Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close