This week, Natasha Khan (who performs as Bat for Lashes) announced a new project with TOY and Dan Carey, and an album of the same name, Sexwitch.
In the week before the announcement, Khan posted a game of hangman on her Twitter account, revealing a new letter each day. On the 19th, with _EX_ITC_ revealed, she also shared a short clip of a new song. General speculation from music publications and blogs assumed that a new album would shortly be announced, but none guessed at a brand new project from the musician.
For the new project, she partners with producer Dan Carey and the psychedelic British band TOY, who she has previously worked with for a cover of the song "The Bride," a pre-revolution Iranian song. This album follows on that initial collaboration, consisting of seven covers of American, Iranian, Moroccan and Thai folk songs.
Now, if you still prefer Khan on her own, she's not done with Bat for Lashes. She has indicated that she has nearly completed her fourth album and hopes to have it out next year!
Also announced this week:
Adele - 25 (November)
Andrew Hung - Rare Cave 2 EP (November 13)
Chris Walla - Tape Loops (October 19)
Jamie xx - “Loud Places” Remix 12” (out now)
Jean-Michel Jarre - Electronica 1: The Time Machine (October 16)
Made of Oak - Penumbra (November 6)
Mark Kozelek - Down in the Willow Garden EP (October 7)
Ricked Wicky - Swimmer to a Liquid Armchair (September 25)
Toro Y Moi - Samantha mixtape (out now)
The Velvet Underground - Loaded Reissue (October 30)
Weyes Blood - Cardamom Times EP (October 9)