Label: Flying Nun Records - FN301,Flying Nun Records - L31462 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: New Zealand • Genre: Rock • Style: Indie Rock
Breaking just enough from the formula but never losing that inspired gift for softer melody and doubting lyrics, Couchmaster lets the Bats finally move from being simply a very good group with inspired moments to a great band, flat out. Part of it could be ascribed to the brief, fragmentary tunes that crop up throughout the album, serving as brief transitions from song to song. Whatever the source or reasons for the change, though, it works in spades.
It's easily the Bats ' best song since "North by North," Scott 's reflective lyric on puzzling out another's statements accompanied with a perfectly balanced build and retreat in the music, not to mention some low-key but strong soloing.
From there on in, the The Bats - Couchmaster steer away from doing "just another Bats song"; they play around with the arrangements, lower or raise voices in the mix, and try different rhythms or elements. Standouts include the slow chug of guitars in "Around You Like Snow," the frazzled background electric scrapes and wails on the wonderful "Chain Home Low," and even the first turn of Woodward on a lead vocal on "Shoeshine.
Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date October 24, Track Listing.
The Bats. Afternoon in Bed. Around You Like Snow. Work It Out. Land 'O' The Bats - Couchmaster . Chain Home Low. Crow Song. Knowledge Is Power. It's Happening to You. Lost Weekend. For the Ride. The Bats - Couchmaster of Bounds.
Down to Me. Outside The Bats. Spotify Amazon. Afternoon in Bed The Bats. Work It Out The Bats. Train The Bats. Land 'O' Lakes The Bats. Hottest Niggaz (Hardcore) - Stranded (13) - Blow My Cover Home Low The Bats. Supernova The Bats.
Shoeshine The Bats. Crow Song The Bats. Smorgasboard The Bats. Knowledge Is Power The Bats. It's Happening to Suspicious Minds - B.E.F.* - 1981-2011 The Bats.
Lost Weekend The Bats. For the Ride The Bats. Out of Bounds The Bats. Down to Me The Bats.
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