All Them Witches, the Nashville-based quartet who made waves in underground psych circles when their 2012 debut album Our Mother Electricity received praise from Roadburn and a rerelease via Stefan Koglek’s Electrohasch Records, return with Lightning At The Door, on Sept. 16.
The album’s first single, “Charles Williams,” is already enjoying airplay at WRLT and was featured in the band’s recent Daytrotter session. All Them Witches have made the song available for streaming/embeds via Soundcloud.
The eight-song album finds the young band’s sound much more evolved, merging their psych-background with the rustic inspiration their stomping grounds afford. A sweaty, Southern rock outing, the band was so inspired during the demo process they recorded Lightning At The Door in mere days. “We tracked everything live in the same room,” explains singer/bass player Michael Parks, Jr. “We got a lot of bleed form the mics and the amps being together. Everything felt organic.”
The album comes as the band is in the midst of an extensive North American tour, with stops at Nashville’s Live on the Green (Aug. 28), the Midpoint Music Festival (Sept. 26 in Cincinnati), Day of the Shred (Nov. 1 in Santa Ana) and also includes a two-week span with Windhand (Sept. 4 to 21).
All Them Witches tour dates:
August 21 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
August 22 Philadelphia, PA Milkboy Philly
August 23 Stroudsberg, PA Sherman Theater
August 24 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
August 28 Nashville, TN Live on the Green
September 4 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
September 5 Pittsburgh, PA 31st Pub
September 6 Akron, OH Musica
September 7 Columbus, OH The Basement
September 9 Iowa City, IA Gabe’s
September 10 Chicago, IL Cobra Lounge
September 11 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social club
September 12 Cudahy, WI Metal Grill
September 13 Ferndale, MI The Loving Touch
September 14 Toronto, ON Coda
September 16 Ottawa, ON Café Dekcuf
September 17 Montreal, QC Petit Campus
September 18 Cambridge, MA The Middle East Upstairs
September 19 Providence, RI AS220
September 20 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
September 21 Ithaca, NY The Dock
September 26 Cincinnati, OH Midpoint Music Festival
November 1 Santa Ana, CA Day of the Shred
All Them Witches is Ben McLeod (guitar), Michael Parks, Jr. (vocals/bass), Robby Staebler (drums) and Allan Van Cleave (Fender Rhodes).