Published Jun 24, 2014Earlier this year, British pop outfit Esben and the Witch teamed up with Thought Forms for a split LP. That was a lead-up to Esben's third album proper, which now has a name and release date.
The new release is called A New Nature and follows last year's Wash the Sins Not Only the Face.
The album marks the group's first release via their newly formed Nostromo Records imprint after parting ways with Matador. It was financed via PledgeMusic and recorded with Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio studio in Chicago.
Esben and the Witch described the album with the following statement:
We wanted to create a record that had a level of purity to it. To strip away the layers and loops and see what lay beneath. To keep things naked, unadorned and raw. The three of us, in a room, making noise. We looked to create a more primal record, full of human emotion and sonic intensity. Drawing on themes of endurance, strength, determination and self-actualisation. Themes that have always inspired us but perhaps, only now, a few years down the line, a few years of touring under our belts, we feel we have the confidence and maturity to explore and shout about.
A New Nature will arrive on September 1. For now, stream the album's eight-minute song "Blood Teachings" below.