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The Translator - Witch House
By Cam LindsayWhat is it?
Witch house (also known as drag, screwgaze and haunted house) is defined by its sluggish tempo, skipping 4/4 beats, drugged synths, ethereal and/or demonic vocals and overall doomed spirit.

Why is it called that?
The name fits the sound because of its creepy elements and haunting atmosphere. Allegedly coined in 2009, the fledgling subgenre is essentially a compound of Houston hip-hop, drone, shoegaze, industrial, ambient house, dubstep, goth, and whatever else you've got.

Who's doing it?
Salem (pictured), oOoOO, White Ring, Creep, Balam Acab, ///▲▲▲\\\

Where should I start?
Salem Yes, I Smoke Crack (Acéphale), oOoOO oOoOO (Tri Angle), Balam Acab See Birds (Tri Angle)

What's next?
The debut album by Creep, out on Young Turks later this year.

Listen to the Exclaim! Witch House playlist at rdio.

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Self indulgent, narcissistic freakshow. Look at me, I'm going to cover up my lack of talent by dancing around and pretending I'm a werewolf/vampire/supernatural twat. who wears pentacle necklaces? Nice shot in front of your mom's garage door.
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maybe credit the photographer?
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canadian photographer"
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the latest bullshit trend that will be yesterday's news in 6 months time only to be replaced by another variation of the same crappy sound...
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Ever run a 45 record at 33 rpm? Do that while beating against a showbox and you got the audio shitstack that calls itself "Witch House."
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It takes three people to make that stuff?
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Those people in the picture look dirty and sad, which may just be a new trend...probably expensive and apathetic. "I don't care how expensive it is to care."
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Article Published In Feb 11 Issue