by Andrew Sacher

Esben and the Witch at Bowery Ballroom in 2010 (more by Leia Jospe)
Esben and the Witch

UK moody rockers Esben and the Witch released their sophomore album, Wash The Sins Not Only The Face, last week (1/21) via Matador. The album cuts goth-y darkwave with the atmospheric anthemics of '00s arena rock, and if that kind of stuff is up your alley, Esben and the Witch deliver. If you've yet to hear the album, you can listen to it below via a spotify widget. Also below are two videos from the album, and you can grab the MP3 for "Deathwaltz" above.

Esben and the Witch will be supporting the album with a North American tour this March/April which hits NYC on March 22 at Mercury Lounge and March 23 at Knitting Factory. Tickets for the Mercury Lounge show go on sale today (2/1) at noon and tickets for the Knitting Factory show are on sale now.

Like the rest of the tour, both NYC shows are with Heliotropes, who have other upcoming shows in NYC too.

A list of all dates, videos, and stream below...


Esben and the Witch - "Deathwaltz"

Esben and the Witch - "Despair"

Esben and the Witch - Wash The Sins Not Only The Face

Esben and the Witch -- 2013 North American Tour Dates
Thu Mar 21 - Philadephia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
Fri Mar 22 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
Sat Mar 23 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
Sun Mar 24 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore
Mon Mar 25 - Toronto, ON - Underground at The Drake
Tue Mar 26 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Wed Mar 27 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
Sun Mar 31 - Vancouver, BC - The Media Club
Mon Apr 01 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
Tue Apr 02 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Thu Apr 04 - San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Fri Apr 05 - Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Bar
Sat Apr 06 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Sun Apr 07 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
Tue Apr 09 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk
Wed Apr 10 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Thu Apr 11 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
Fri Apr 12 - New Orleans, LA - Circle Bar
Sat Apr 13 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade (Purgatory Stage)
Sun Apr 14 - Durham, NC - Motorco
Mon Apr 15 - Washington, DC - DC9
all dates w/ Heliotropes

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