Bat Fangs: What Are You Listening To?

Bat Fangs: What Are You Listening To?

Betsy Wright of Ex Hex and Laura King from Flesh Wounds together make up Bat Fangs, a new band on Don Giovanni Records who aims to release their debut, self-titled LP on February 2.

To prep for the album, Wright put together the following playlist. “Here’s a super eclectic playlist of songs that have been playing on my stereo this winter,” she says. “Some new stuff and some inspired by going through my old CDs.”

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A Tribe Called Quest, “We the People”
This winter I’ve been listening to a lot of ’90s hip-hop. This is a a song from A Tribe Called Quest’s most recent record that came out in 2016.

Mdou Moctar, “Amer Iyn”
I saw Mdou and his band last year in DC at Comet Ping Pong and it really blew my mind.  The energy coming from this music was like pure joy and each song turned into an epic jam. The entire room was vibrating!

M.I.A., “Swords”
I’m always listening to lots of M.I.A. and somehow I missed this song that came out in 2015 until recently!

Peaches, “Close Up (feat. Kim Gordon)” 
Peaches is a genius… This collaboration w/K.G. is off the hook!

Led Zeppelin, “The Song Remains the Same (Guitar Reference Overdub Mix)”
So all these new deluxe editions of the Led Zeppelin albums have versions of some of the songs with no vocals. It’s so amazing just hearing the guitar, bass and drums (minus Plant); you hear things you never heard before.

RZA, “Shadowboxin’ (feat. Method Man)”
Going through old CDs and re-visiting Liquid Swords lately…

Black Sheep, “The Choice is Yours”
I don’t know why but I got the urge to hear this song the other day. It was so fun that I put it on repeat for a whole half hour while I was running.

Beastie Boys, “Get it Together”
1994…

Talib Kweli, “Get By”
Another blast from my CD past.

Althea and Donna, “Uptown Top Ranking’”
I can listen to Althea and Donna anytime… it always sounds perfect.

La Luz, “Sleep Til’ They Die”
I love this record, Weirdo Shrine.

(Photo credit: Soleil Konkel)

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