I'm still struggling to comprehend the phenomenon of The Bats of Ballard. I'm pretty sure there's never been a band like this before. At least, I can't think of a band or artist that's consistently released the equivalent of a full-length CD of great stuff every month. And they've been doing this for almost four years now.
The best way to listen to this band is to put it on in the background when you're doing a project of some sort. The average track is about 20 minutes long and most of them fit a standard profile ... they start up slowly, there's a minute or two of vocals that set the tone or mood of the track, and then the band locks into a groove and just goes for an extended length of time. If you're working on a project, you'll find yourself falling into a groove right along with the band. And when one track ends, maybe that's a good time to take a quick break, get a snack, stretch your legs, whatever, and then fall back into the groove as the next track starts up.