'Recognize' review: '...[T]hey're poised to pounce on the national music scene and take no prisoners. Three songs in particular deserve mention, because I feel they are all monster singles waiting for the chance to explode on the scene: 'Rediscover Love' is a beautiful, majestic ballad that offers a sweet sentiment of lovers coming back together...the lyric will put a smile on your face, while the tune will have your soul reaching for the stars. 'Sucka' is a blend of everything old and new, where an infectious guitar-driven slice of funk rock explodes into a mosh-pit finale. And 'Love Someone' represents everything that's great about the band: the ability to build and build a good song toward a stellar climax with a solid hook. Don't be surprised if you go around singing the 'na na na na na' break for a long time afterward.' |Michael Jacobson, DVD Movie Central. The story so far... In November of 2003, Bat Country released their 2nd self-produced indie CD 'Recognize.' The album's kick-off gig was an electrifying capacity show at the famed Troubadour in Los Angeles. Earlier in the year, they gained national attention as runners-up in The Hard Rock Café & HBO's 'Rock The Stones Battle of the Bands.' Bat Country was formed in 1999 in Los Angeles by Norm Kelsey. Their first LP 'Entertainment Now' was released in 2000. Playing the club circuit in L.A. they graduated from the Pop Underground into the main stream with rhythmically tight rock and roll. As a multi-racial act, their chief influences include the Rolling Stones, Prince, INXS and Jimi Hendrix.