There are multiple artists tracked as “Bat Country” on Last.fm. Following are two, listed in order of prominence: 1. Bat Country are a five-piece band from Brighton, England. Music can be heard at their offical website: www.batcountryband.com. 2. Bat Country are a four-piece band from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Music and information can be found at their official website: http://batcountryamsterdam.tumblr.com/ 3. Founded in 2006 by vocalist Melissa Cerise-Bullock and guitarist Mikey Sellars, Bat Country grew to become Seattle's one and only licensed purveyors of undiluted, 100-proof Doom-Americana, a unique blend of raw, yet hook-laden noir-country and neo-cabaret heavily influenced by the creeping existential dread and pretty, pretty melodies of Tom Waits, Neko Case, Nick Cave, and Leonard Cohen.
After losing their bass player, “Meshugunah Joe” Albanese, in the May 2012 shootings at Seattle’s Café Racer, the band made the decision to cease performing live, and directed their energies towards the completion of an album based around tracks they had recorded with Joe before his death.
Now, almost a year later, they are releasing “Love’s The Only Engine Of Survival” - a eulogy to the memory of their friend, and to their time together as a band. They will celebrate its release in one final live performance, taking place June 15th at the Columbia City Theater 4. Bat Country are a folk punk band from Reno, NV. http://deadcamelrecords.bandcamp.com/releases