Wave of Sympathy

by The Electric Witch

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $1 USD  or more

     

1.
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
2.
Hallowed 04:42
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
3.
4.
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
5.
Murder Hike 06:29
6.
7.
8.
9.

credits

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

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Xero Music Duluth, Minnesota

Creating space through sound.

The music of Zac Bentz.

contact / help

Contact Xero Music

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

Xero Music recommends:

If you like Wave of Sympathy, you may also like: