Video of The Day: The Bats

There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video Of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

AllMusic calls The Bats "one of New Zealand's great treasures," and you're not going to hear any disagreement from me. Having just released album number nine The Deep Set on Flying Nun earlier this year, these legends of idyllic, jangling indie pop show they still set the standard. "Busy" is nothing less than a slice of perfection, gently warbling vocals fronting that impossibly lovely lo-fi gold. The video shows both sped-up shots of traveling through London and the band performing in a Big Smoke practice space, demonstrating of course how a good song can sometimes make time slow down, just enough.     

[posted 11.26.17]


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