All Them Witches Post New Jam “George ‘Dubya’ Kush”

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Oh, hey. I get it. “George ‘Dubya’ Kush.” Presumably that’s the reefer that gets you so fucked up that you can barely speak and you have terrible judgment and you let your supervillain of a vice president usurp executive authority while he goes around shooting friends in the face and sanctioning torture, for like a decade. Good times. Seriously might be the most effective anti-drug commercial that’s never been made.

Nashville’s All Them Witches are never too far off from the next surprise, whether it’s a tour announcement or, in the case of “George ‘Dubya’ Kush,” a new jam. The digital single closes out a busy year for the four-piece — bassist/vocalist Michael Parks, Jr., guitarist Ben McLeod, Fender Rhodes specialist Allan Van Cleave and drummer Robby Staebler — who’ll start off 2015 by traveling to Ohio to play with Mount Carmel and Electric Citizen, following the earlier-2014 release of their Effervescent EP (review here) and the physical pressing of their second full-length, Lightning at the Door (review here), as well as several tours and an inaugural trip to the West Coast, from which a host of live recordings have surfaced via their Bandcamp.

“George ‘Dubya’ Kush” probably has more in common with Effervescent than the album: It’s an improv-sounding jam seemingly recorded live to a four-track tape, capturing the band in their element, sounding natural and fluid for its seven-minute duration. There’s a bit of reggae in the bass and drums, and the guitar feeds into that, but they keep it plenty psychedelic as well and later on, Parks starts feeding out lines from “The Death of Coyote Woman” from Lightning at the Door, so the vibe is hardly stilted one way or another, despite the overall relaxed feel one might expect from a jam with such a titular pun working on its behalf.

Check it out below and enjoy. All Them Witches‘ early 2015 tour dates follow:

All Them Witches, “George ‘Dubya’ Kush”

All Them Witches shows:

Jan 02 The Woodward Theater Cincinnati, OH w/ Electric Citizen & Mount Carmel
Feb 04 Ace of Cups Columbus, OH
Feb 05 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
Feb 06 The Middle East Upstairs Cambridge, MA
Feb 07 The Haunt Ithaca, NY
Feb 08 Bug Jar Rochester, NY
Feb 10 Pike Room at the Crofoot Pontiac, MI
Feb 11 The Hi-Fi (formerly Do317 Lounge) Indianapolis, IN
Feb 12 The Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
Feb 13 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
Feb 14 Catcus Club Milwaukee, WI
Feb 15 Rozz Tox Rock Island, IL
Mar 05 New Mountain Avl – Sol Bar Asheville, NC

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