Wash the Sins Not Only the Face

Esben and the Witch

Release Date:

01/22/2013

Record Label:

Matador

  1. $9.90
7digital 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.
Track NumberTrack TitleTrack LengthTrack Price/Buy Link
1

Iceland Spar

2:34
2

Slow Wave

4:35
3

When That Head Splits

4:34
4

Shimmering

4:33
5

Deathwaltz

4:56
6

Yellow Wood

5:40
7

Despair

2:50
8

Putting Down The Prey

4:16
9

The Fall Of Glorieta Mountain

5:13
10

Smashed To Pieces In The Still Of The Night

7:30
Duration:
46:41
Genres:
Alternative