Though English indie newcomers Pale Seas won’t issue their Places To Haunt debut until later this year, we’ve received quite the promising preview in the new track “Evil Is Always One Step Behind”. Clocking in at seven minutes, it’s a song of epic proportions, but one whose power is in its patience as much as in its technical skill. Starting with soft and solemn folk-rock meditations, the song gradually blooms and bursts into brawny, piercing post-rock madness. Blistering on for the last four minutes, the hulking noise seems to mark the point at which the evil no longer one step behind has finally caught up to rear its beastly head. Which is all to say: this one’s a slow-burner with a big, big payoff.