Wave of Sympathy

by The Electric Witch

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released May 5, 2018

Four years and four days since their last album of original material, The Electric Witch is back with their fourth album Wave of Sympathy. The album spans a period of significant change, featuring robotized vocals from both retired member Marcus Matthews and the current embodiment of the TEW spirit Mary Bue. Years spent translating the previous albums into live performances has affected the trajectory of the new songs, taking them from dark internal monologues to grand theatrical experiences.

"...you think I'm asking..."

While the Witch has always strived to strip the humanity from their work, Sympathy is rife with emotion, both raw and bold. Fleshy hands are always at the controls. The fractured hiss and crackle of analogue technology is celebrated as a sign of life in the wires.

"...i've been so bad..."

Included in the track list are three a capella tracks. While still effected by the vocoder, they capture the essence of each performance and bring it to the fore. Again, the humanity once abandoned is here resurrected and its twisted wreckage celebrated.

“...fuck it, fade.”

Lyrics/Vocals:
1 and 5 (sort of) by Mary Bue
2 and 4 by Marcus Matthews

Everything else: Zac Bentz

Video for "Hallowed" youtu.be/isjvs4Fm46o
(Special thanks to the "Murder Hike" crew!)

Tracks 2, 3 and 4 have been remastered, previously available (with alternate mixes) here:

Hallowed: zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/hallowed
Barb (Don't Be A Stranger): zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/barb-dont-be-a-stranger
Fuck It - Fade: zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/fuck-it-fade

More from The Electric Witch:
zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/kinderchomper-the-soundtrack
zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/we-see-the-shapes
zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/nescapism-ii-nescaper
zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/so-we-burn
zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/assassin
zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/nescapism

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Track Name: Only Everything
I think you told me so
I don’t remember
Your Name is lost
In Memory

I think you told me that
I feels I lost it
It wasn’t what
I want to hear

Why can’t you be what I wanted?
I don’t ask for much
Why can’t you be what I wanted?
I don’t ask for much
Only everything

I think I understand
You’s give what I’m needing
Prerequisites are lacking
I think I understand
You think I’m asking for the best
What I deserve

Why can’t you be what I wanted?
I don’t ask for much
Why can’t you be what I wanted?
I don’t ask for much
Only everything

Be what I want
Be what I need
Be what I crave
Only a puppet to me
Track Name: Hallowed
imma tell you how it go, how it show
imma tell you what you know, all you know
imma hit the reserve
push yo q, push yo buttons
frey your nerves
imma hit you with the curve
ten times curve
see if time has dulled your will
quenched your verve
i will see the release
see you at peace
push yo buttons
push those buttons

you're better off, you said its off
without me
better off, at even cost
its outta me
better off
and still your soft
thats your way
and so i'm off
and so i'm off

hallowed
weakened to the marrow
beat down baby in the back row
seated but not staid
Its just a bang-a-long
purse your lips and carry on
i know baby its a hallowed
plan that you've betrayed

start it on the one
always one
time is set aside for two
just this one
if you count all the time
we've run out, love

push the beat up to the four
just this four
left you something on the floor
just this four
i can hear you cry out
from the dance floor
from the last door
you walked out

hallowed
weakened to the marrow
beat down baby in the back row
seated but not staid
Its just a bang-a-long
purse your lips and carry on
i know baby its a hallowed
plan that you've betrayed

hallowed
worshipped wasted
hollowed
pretense for tomorrow
prices we have paid

i've been so bad
Track Name: Fuck It - Fade
i'm gonna get clean as i come
i have come here for your guns
i have come here for your sons
nothing less will do

but forsaking the details
i'm prepared to try and fail
i'm prepared to feel the sun that shines
and stand astride of you

do you reach out for me
fuck it and fade away
do you ache without me
fuck it and fade away

be the greater be the one
i cannot repent whats done
but if there is something in-between
then baby, you're the one

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