Friday, December 09, 2011


I first introduced Esben & The Witch here in April 2010 when they were an unsigned band playing bars and pubs in the UK. They finally did release their first album -- Lucia, at the Precipice -- and while not knocking Lady Gaga off the top 100, it's gotten them a fair amount of attention from the music press and some sales. This is "They Use Smiles to Bury You" off of that album.

-- Badtux the Music Penguin


  1. Good stuff. Have you heard Wye Oak or Other Lives? They're not quite as gloomy as this song but similiar.

  2. J, thanks for the suggestions, I've heard Wye Oak before, I have no idea why I've never programmed them, I shall remedy that lack :). Not too much into Other Lives, they sound rather too Animal Collective for me.

    - Badtux the Eccentric Music Penguin


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