This Wytches Track Will Give You The Shivers

The U.K. band dropped 'The Holy Tightrope' today.

Get ready to creep in the summer heat: U.K. band The Wytches are out with a new track Monday (June 9) and it will give you goosebumps despite the sun ‘n’ fun.

“The Holy Tightrope” comes off of a limited-edition 7-inch single the band is releasing before heading out on North American tour with Cloud Nothings and METZ in July.

For those not in the know, The Wytches are a … we’re just going to call them “gloom rock” … a gloom rock band that throws a seance with every song — a seance replete with rattling bones, guttering candle flames, and deep-dark ghosts that break through the borders of life and death to haunt your brain. And all this cosmos-shaking power comes from 21-year-old frontman Kristian Bell, who lives at home and composes tunes in his bedroom. So get off my back, Mom and Dad — am I right?

While you wait for their debut record, Annabel Dream Reader, to drop on August 26, check out “The Holy Tightrope” below.

Brenna Ehrlich is a reporter for MTV News as well as the senior writer/editor for the O Music Awards. In the past, she served as associate editor at Mashable, penned a netiquette column for CNN and co-authored the blog and book "Stuff Hipsters Hate." She likes trying not to die in moshpits and listening to songs on repeat. Follow her on Twitter @BrennaEhrlich for news on cats and punk bands.