Esben And The Witch – “Butoh”

By Chris DeVille / April 1, 2014

We’ve already heard one Esben And The Witch song from their upcoming split with Thought Forms, the fantastically dark cyclical rager “No Dog.” Our second preview, “Butoh,” follows a similar pattern, but there are more flashes of glimmery Sonic Youth atmospherics between the percussive noise-rock onslaughts, and at nine minutes it’s even longer than the . Hear it below.

The Esben/Thought Forms split is out 4/7 on Invada Records. The bands will play a few UK shows together this month:

4/10 Cardiff, Wales @ Moon Club
4/11 Bristol, England @ Rise Records
4.13 Brighton, England @ The Hope