Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Music 2011 - Part 1 - Violet Cries

Hot off the press is the début album by Esben and The Witch: Violet Cries will be released in the UK/EU on January 31, 2011 and in the US/rest of the world on February 8, 2011.

The track listing is as follows:
  1. Argyria
  2. Marching Song
  3. Marine Fields Glow
  4. Light Streams
  5. Hexagons iv
  6. Chorea
  7. Warpath
  8. Battlecry/Mimicry
  9. Eumenides
  10. Swan
The most recent update is this (November, 18): Matador Records have now confirmed that the album will be released on vinyl (as well as CD and d/l) and just imagine how good will that look.
On the evening of the day of the UK release they are already confirmed as playing The Louisiana, Bristol. This is the first of eight dates around the UK which are then followed by eight in western parts of Europe, winding up at Point Ephemere, Paris on 21, February.

Sign up to the mailing list at http://www.esbenandthewitch.co.uk/ and you can download the mp3 of 'Warpath' for nothing. It is Halloween this coming weekend and things are getting better already...
In that regard I think that I failed to mention that the sole track on the second side of recent 12" EP 'Marching Song' is spooky and also rather appropriate in these parts of Somerset bordering 'Hardy Country': it doesn't let you get away quickly either for 'Done Because We Are Too Menny' runs to well over eleven minutes of smouldering menace.  Never mind just scaring the kids...
For more about 'Esben and The Witch' see here:

Further posts on New Music 2011:
Part 2  --- Yuck
Part 3  --- Duke Spirit
Part 4  --- Low Anthem
Part 5  ---  Go!Team
Part 6  ---  Rhosyn
Part 7  ---  Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo
Part 8  ---  Those Dancing Days
Part 9  ---  Some things I am looking forward to.
Part 10  ---  More things I am looking forward to.
Part 11  ---  New Heads On Old Shoulders?
Part 12  ---  Snowglobe - Jesca Hoop
Part 13  ---  Queen of the Minor Key

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