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 for news on cats and punk bands.
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