Song of the Day, December 16: Treason by the Bats

BatsTreasonLiveToday’s song is Treason, the opening track from the Bats’ stunning debut album Daddy’s Highway. After five years and three EPs, the band had developed a unique, cohesive sound and a strong reputation in their native New Zealand. This track introduces their first long-player perfectly. With a bittersweet lyric delivered in fragments, it’s classic Bats. The swirling, chiming guitars and quietly effective rhythm section move the sad tale forward. Lead singer Robert Scott shares the mic with guitarist Kaye Woodward, who typically provides harmonies. Their shared vocal makes this song distinctive in all the right ways.

Enjoy this wonderful song today.

About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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