State of the Witch House: Predicting the Controversial Genre’s Future


As has been well-documented, it was Travis Egedy who invented the term “witch house.” By the end of last year, he was already wishing he hadn’t — “It doesn’t exist,” he sighed to Denver’s AV Club website in December, lamenting all the kids who’d ask him what sort of gear they needed to start a witch house band. But here’s the thing — the genre does exist now, for better or worse. Egedy, meanwhile, is continuing to do his own thing — his recent mix for Altered Zones (which you can find on SoundCloud) was relatively upbeat and poppy, although the significantly darker mix he did for Seattle clothing company Actual Pain (which is here — just scroll down a bit) suggests he hasn’t entirely lost his affinity for evil sounds just yet.