All Them Witches Return With “Nothing as the Ideal” September 4th – “Saturnine & Iron Jaw”

All Them Witches will return with Nothing as the Ideal on September 4th, 2020 via New West Records. The 8-song set was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in the legendary Studio Two (home to landmark recordings by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and more). It was produced by the band and Mikey Allred (producer of their 2015 New West debut Dying Surfer Meets His Maker).  

Nothing as the Ideal is the follow up to All Them Witches’ acclaimed 2018 ATW LP and last year’s standalone single “1X1.” Unremittingly forward-looking, the new album is their most experimental work to date. Tape loops coincide with unplugged minimalism. It’s their heaviest album marked by their broadest atmospheres, intimate and pummeling. Nothing as the Ideal is also their first full length album as a paired down trio, their smallest iteration as a band.  

Today, Consequence of Sound’s Heavy Consequence has premiered the album opener “Saturnine & Iron Jaw.” Regarding the song, guitarist Ben McLeod tells Consequence of Sound, “We very specifically wanted to lead with this track. I think it’s the most well-rounded track on the record; it’s constantly changing, it has a lot of different vibes to it.” Giving a hint at what to expect with the rest of Nothing as the Ideal, he adds, “Obviously there are way heavier songs on the record,” but “Saturnine & Iron Jaw” should let fans know All Them Witches are still very much rooted in psychedelic and bluesy rock. Hear the song HERE.  

Nothing as the Ideal might forever be known as “the album All Them Witches made at Abbey Road.” Fair enough. You don’t record in a legendary studio surrounded by mics The Beatles used, sitting on the bench where John Lennon tracked the acoustic guitar for “A Day In The Life” without acknowledging that history. There’s no getting away from it. Where the album triumphs, however, is in making that space and that history the band’s own. All Them Witches not only did justice to the moment they were capturing — the sheer adventure of being there, doing that thing — but answered the call of their inspiration as they always do. They succeeded in crafting a defining moment for who they are as a band, with each player’s personality coming together to create a fluidity that is unique unto them.  

Nothing as the Ideal will be available across digital platforms, on compact disc, and standard black vinyl. A limited Clear Vinyl version will be available at Independent Retailers. An Opaque Green vinyl edition will be available via their US webstore while a Green, Olive, and Peach Tri-Color Vinyl Edition will be available on their European Webstore — both U.S. & Euro versions are limited to 500 copies a piece. A Deluxe Picture Disc Vinyl Edition with reversed cover artwork and a 24×36 Poster limited to 750 copies will also be available. All variants can be found for pre-order NOW via NEW WEST RECORDS.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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