The Nashville-based psych-rock quartet All Them Witches are set to return with Sleeping Through The War via New West Records on February 24th, 2017. The 8-song, 46 minute set was produced by the Grammy Awarding winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and follows the band’s acclaimed Dying Surfer Meets His Maker released last year. The fundamental laws that govern Sleeping Through The War are the same that have made All Them Witches a cult favorite – big fuzz, deep grooves, cosmic vision — but years of jamming their way across the country and three European tours in 2016 alone have made their songcraft more dynamic, more responsive, and years of psychic interactions between band members has lead them into a headier sonic space. Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco premiered the video for the album’s first single, “Bruce Lee,” today which can be seen HERE. Sleeping Through The War will be available digitally, on compact disc, and LP and is now available for pre-order HERE.
The band’s sound on Sleeping Through The War has become so expansive, you can hear echoes of Dr. John’s Gris-Gris, the glacial expanses of Sigur Ros, the stoner sludge of Kyuss, and the meditative om of the East. “We wrote it in about six days,” says guitarist Ben McLeod. “Where in the past we would have just gone ahead and written and recorded in the studio, we were like nah we’re going to do it with Dave, let’s be prepared. It was real minimal, Dave didn’t want us to get too crazy.” He added, “We wanted a record you could crank. And we wanted girl backup singers.” It might seem like an odd detail — the appearance of the Nashville songstress’ Caitlin Rose, Erin Rae, and Tristen on backing vocals add a classic rock flourish, at odds with their own work, but it makes sense within the context of the songs and within the context of their career. All Them Witches are at their Ummagumma moment, their Bare Trees, their Tres Hombres. Singer/bassist Charles Michael Parks offered, “We’re trying to get to something better — not necessarily just as musicians — but as people. I’ve always said that as we change as people, our music changes, that’s why we can never make the same records. I can’t be in one of those bands. I hope you’ll never hear ‘another predictable album from All Them Witches.’ There’s no art in that.”
All Them Witches have also announced their initial North American tour dates in support of Sleeping Through The War. The tour kicks off in Nashville on February 24th and shows go on sale this Friday, November 18th (Please see dates below with more to be announced).
Sleeping Through The War Track Listing: 1. Bulls 2. Don’t Bring Me Coffee 3. Bruce Lee 4. 3-5-7 5. Am I Going Up 6. Alabaster 7. Cowboy Kirk 8. Internet
All Them Witches On Tour: February 24th – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In – TICKETS March 3rd – Winston-Salem, NC @ The Garage – TICKETS March 4th – Winston-Salem, NC @ The Garage – TICKETS March 5th – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room – TICKETS March 7th – Washington, DC @ DC9 – TICKETS March 9th – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s – TICKETS March 10th – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – TICKETS March 11th – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair – TICKETS March 12th – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz – TICKETS March 14th – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern – TICKETS March 15th – Ferndale, MI @ Magic Bag – TICKETS March 16th – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle – TICKETS March 17th – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club – TICKETS March 18th – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon – TICKETS March 19th – Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders Brewing Company – TICKETS