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Record Store Day is coming April 16. It began in 2007 and has grown into a indie record store and vinyl lover’s version of Christmas morning (or maybe Easter morning? RSD happens the third Sunday of every April). The Record Store Day site just posted the line-up of offerings for this year, and it’s a… More »

It’s not news that popular indie rock got a bit darker in 2010. Look no further than regular topics of conversation around here — Zola Jesus, CREEP, Cold Cave, Salem, Tamaryn, Blessure Grave, Locrian, Gatekeeper, Frank (Just Frank), Crystal Castles, Holy Other, Balam Acab, Minks, oOoOO, Silent Diane, ///▲▲▲\\\, anyone else who got labeled “witch… More »

Most remixes are shit. This new feature exists in defense of The Remix. So, welcome to Remixtape: a monthly compilation of the best recent remix MP3s floating around the internet because despite the glut of garish promo bloghouse crap, there are actually still people doing this thing artfully. Because there’s an actual art to thi… More »

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Stream Esben And The Witch A New Nature (Stereogum Premiere)

Brighton trio Esben And The Witch long ago mastered the art of building up their songs from a brooding crawl to a brutal onslaught of…
Chris DeVille | September 2, 2014 - 10:11 am

Esben And The Witch – “Dig Your Fingers In” Video

The British postpunk trio Esben And The Witch released a split with Thought Forms earlier this year, and they'll follow it up next month with…
Tom Breihan | August 26, 2014 - 9:23 am

Esben And The Witch – “Butoh”

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…
Chris DeVille | April 1, 2014 - 1:25 pm

Esben And The Witch – “No Dog” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

One of the most dumbfoundingly awesome live shows I ever saw at SXSW was by British rock trio Esben And The Witch, whose monstrous swirl…
Chris DeVille | March 5, 2014 - 1:58 pm

Esben And The Witch – “No Dog” & Thought Forms – “Sound Of Violence” (Stereogum Premiere)

It's been a little while since we've heard from the doomy UK rock band Esben And The Witch. But they'll be coming back later thi…
Miles Bowe | February 6, 2014 - 1:25 pm

Esben And The Witch – “Despair” Video

In a couple of weeks, the dark and atmospheric Brighton band Esben And The Witch will release their new album, the delightfully titled Wash The
Tom Breihan | January 10, 2013 - 10:56 am

Esben And The Witch – “Deathwaltz”

Brighton indie rockers Esben And The Witch will put out a new record next year, and earlier this week they let go of the soaring…
Corban Goble | November 1, 2012 - 3:16 pm

Esben And The Witch – “Hexagons II (The Flight)”

Dark Bands To Watch alums Esben And The Witch return off the success of deep, moody debut Violent Cries to release the EP Hexagons later…
Corban Goble | October 4, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Portraits Of SXSW 2011

The concluding post on this year's SXSW comes with this, a break from the norm for us and likely for you as well. In additio…
Amrit Singh | March 22, 2011 - 5:42 pm

SXSW Friday: Featuring James Blake, Odd Future, Esben & The Witch, Jamie Woon, Mount Kimbie

Click on for some thoughts and sights from a very busy Friday in Austin. Tonight's the last night here, so if you need some guidance…
Amrit Singh | March 19, 2011 - 6:04 pm

SXSW Wednesday: Featuring The Antlers, OFF!, Darwin Deez, Duran Duran

We've offered our suggestions as to what bands to see this week, now we shift into the bands we are actually seeing. SXSW has begu…
Amrit Singh | March 17, 2011 - 5:26 pm

32 Must See Bands @ SXSW 2011

Come March every year, the same questions are asked, retreaded thought pieces get pitched: What does it mean to have a music industry festival i…
Stereogum | March 16, 2011 - 9:10 am

Stream Esben And The Witch Violet Cries (Stereogum Premiere)

Dark, atmospheric Brighton post-punk/goth trio Esben And The Witch take their name from a Danish fairytale, one of those stories starring a witch and her…
brandon | January 24, 2011 - 11:32 am

The 8 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we've got new videos from Times New Viking, The Chap, Matt & Kim, and As I Lay Dying. A lot of this week'…
jessica | January 21, 2011 - 4:57 pm

Esben And The Witch – “Warpath”

Taking their name from a Danish witch-and-oven-themed fairytale, it's fitting the cover image for moody, expansive Q Awards-nominated Brighton gothic post-punk trio Esben And The…
brandon | October 26, 2010 - 2:36 pm