Wash the Sins Not Only the Face

by Esben and the Witch

  • mp3  320 kbps / m4a  320 kbps
  • Released 1/22/2013 on Matador
What we said:
This Brighton-based coven first piqued our interest in 2010, when they unleashed the reverb-drenched malevolence of "Marching Song" on our lugholes. A year on they found themselves in the unlikely position of being pitted against Jessie J in the BBC’s Sound Of shortlist and, having subsequently lost out, shrugged off disappointment and vindicated the hype anyway, with a gloriously doom-laden debut LP. So here comes Wash The Sins Not Only The Face: a shape-shifting follow-up that was inspired by a cerebral brew of Salvador Dali, Sylvia Plath, T S Eliot and Ancient Greek palindromes, and finds the trio out to enchant with an irresistible combination of goth-tinged post-rock and whirling dream-pop. Suffice to say, it’s worked on us.

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Total: 46:41
Preview Esben and the Witch - Iceland Spar 01. Iceland Spar 2:34
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Preview Esben and the Witch - Slow Wave 02. Slow Wave 4:35
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Preview Esben and the Witch - When That Head Splits 03. When That Head Splits 4:34
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Preview Esben and the Witch - Shimmering 04. Shimmering 4:33
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Preview Esben and the Witch - Deathwaltz 05. Deathwaltz 4:56
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Preview Esben and the Witch - Yellow Wood 06. Yellow Wood 5:40
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Preview Esben and the Witch - Despair 07. Despair 2:50
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Preview Esben and the Witch - Putting Down The Prey 08. Putting Down The Prey 4:16
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Preview Esben and the Witch - The Fall Of Glorieta Mountain 09. The Fall Of Glorieta Mountain 5:13
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Preview Esben and the Witch - Smashed To Pieces In The Still Of The Night 10. Smashed To Pieces In The Still Of The Night 7:30
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