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Aug 26, 2014

Poised to release their third full-length A New Nature next month on Sept. 8, Esben and the Witch have shared a brand new music video featuring their single "Dig Your Fingers In." More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring SBTRKT, Jessie Ware, Twin Peaks, BANKS, and More

Plus New Tracks from How to Dress Well, A Sunny Day in Glasgow Remixed by Ice Choir, TOPS, Halls Covering Cat Power, Devendra Banhart Remixed by Liars, The Rentals, Gap Dream, The Weeknd, Ex Cops, Ballet School, and Others

Jul 25, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by SBTRKT (featuring Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig), Jessie Ware, Twin Peaks, BANKS, How to Dress Well, A Sunny Day in Glasgow remixed by Ice Choir, TOPS, Halls covering Cat Power, Devendra Banhart remixed by Liars, The Rentals, Gap Dream, The Weeknd, Ex Cops, Ballet School, Esben and the Witch, Owl John, Electric Youth, and more. More

Premiere: Esben and the Witch – “Dig Your Fingers In”

A New Nature is Due Out September 1 on Nostromo Records

Jul 21, 2014

On September 1, Esben and the Witch will release their new album A New NatureMore

Jun 24, 2014

Ominous UK trio Esben and the Witch have announced the upcoming release of their third full-length album A New Nature. More

Apr 01, 2014

On July 4 Esben and the Witch will release a 12'' titled Thought Forms. This morning the UK goth trio have shared the b-side to the single's split contributions, "Butoh." More

Stream Toro y Moi’s New Album

Anything in Return Out Next Week

Jan 14, 2013

After a lead-up of several shared tracks and a pair of stylish music videosToro y Moi's Chaz Bundick has offered up the entirety of his forthcoming new album Anything in Return online to stream.  More

Jan 10, 2013

Dark pop trio Esben and the Witch are poised to return with their newest album Wash the Sins Not Only the Face on Jan. 22 in the U.S. and Jan. 21 in their native UK. More

Listen: Esben and the Witch – “Deathwaltz (Dave Sitek remix)”

Wash the Sins Not Only the Face Out January 21, 2013

Dec 04, 2012

We’ve still got another month and a half or so to wait for the January 21 release of Esben and the Witch’s sophomore album, Wash the Sins Not Only the Face More

Esben and the Witch Announce New Album

Wash the Sins Not Only the Face Out Jan. 21

Oct 29, 2012

UK goth trio Esben and the Witch have announced the upcoming release of their new album Wash the Sins Not Only the Face on Jan. 21 via Matador. More

Oct 04, 2011

Following the success of their debut album Violet Cries, doom and gloom trio Esben and the Witch have announced the release of an upcoming EP. More

Mar 22, 2011

A review of day one of of  SXSW music 2011, including a recap of sets by Esben and the WitchFoster the PeopleSmith WesternsLia Ices, The LuyasGayngs, and Cults.

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Esben and the Witch Stream Album

Violet Cries Due Out January 31

Jan 24, 2011

Today, dark neo-goth trio Esben and the Witch released a stream of debut-full length, Violet Cries. More

Jan 19, 2011

Dark rockers Esben and the Witch are no strangers to the dark and creepy. Their new video is no different. We have the clip.  More

worriedaboutsatan Remix Esben and the Witch

Spacey Take On "Skeleton Swoon"

Dec 20, 2010

Dark drone act worriedaboutsatan recently took their hand to Esben and the Witch single, “Skeleton Swoon.” We have the remix.  More



Reviews

A New Nature

A New Nature

Nostromo

Sep 18, 2014

"Press Heavenwards" opens A New Nature with three minutes of beautifully spacious and dark atmospherics before the meat of the song even begins; this slow burn intro echoes Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" more than anything we've heard heretofore from this post-punk trio. More

Wash the Sins Not Only the Face

Wash the Sins Not Only the Face

Matador

Jan 22, 2013

Esben and the Witch's goth rock billing seemed a bit ill-fitting; their debut had the gloomy atmosphere down pat, but it lacked the pomp and theatricality inherent in so much of the genre's best. Its songs meandered on for too long; elements that should have conveyed suffering only came off as sulking. There was a sense that the band knew what it wanted, but wasn't exactly sure how to achieve it. Wash the Sins Not Only the Face sees this U.K. trio mature and finally deliver on so much of the promise they showed early on. More

SXSW 2011 Day One Review - Gayngs, Cults, Smith Westerns, Esben and the Witch, and more

March 17th, 2011

Mar 22, 2011

A review of day one of of SXSW music 2011, including a recap of sets by Esben and the WitchFoster the PeopleSmith WesternsLia Ices, The LuyasGayngsand Cults.

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