Having thus started the push into their upcoming fourth long-player, Sleeping Through the War, which is out Feb. 24 via New West Records, Nashville’s All Them Witches are wasting no time in building momentum leading up to the release. Less than a week ago, they made the date public and unveiled the track “Bruce Lee” at the same time, and now they have a video for the song, a wide variety of preorder packages available through Bandcamp and PledgeMusic — I’ve got my eye on a signed CD and signed tape, personally — and new North American tour dates for soon after the record hits, starting with a hometown release show that’s bound to be a good time. I wouldn’t mind seeing these guys on their own turf. Or, you know, just about anywhere. Duna Jam would work too, if the planets happened to align that way.
Anyhoozle, the video is directed by Jason Staebler — who if I’m not mistaken is brother to drummer Robby Staebler, who also handles a lot of the four-piece’s graphic design work — and offers all kinds of puppeteering weirdness in its three-minute span. There’s a narrative to it, a chase, a kind of sense of cloying into which one can read any number of interpretations, and it’s entirely likely that’s the whole idea. If you didn’t get the chance to check out the track when it was posted here last week, it’s a good opportunity to dig into its headphone-worthy depths and also have your dreams potentially haunted in the process. We learned last time out on All Them Witches‘ 2015 album, Dying Surfer Meets His Maker (review here) — which I’ll admit I’ve been revisiting — that the lead single, which was “Dirt Preachers” (video here), doesn’t necessarily represent the whole of the record surrounding, but across three to-date full-lengths and numerous other jams, singles and short digital releases, All Them Witches have yet to disappoint, and accordingly, Sleeping Through the War is among my most anticipated albums for 2017.
Enjoy “Bruce Lee” below, followed by the aforementioned tour dates and preorder links:
All Them Witches, “Bruce Lee” official video
Sleeping Through The War is coming in 2017
LISTeN UP!!! It’s been the most insane year of our lives. Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for the support. We are stoked to announce our new album Sleeping Through The War is coming February 24, 2017. Our first single “Bruce Lee” is premiering right now.
We’ve also announced brand new US tour dates. More to come.
2017 TOUR DATES
FEB 24 Exit/In Nashville, TN
MAR 3 & 4 The Garage Winston-Salem, NC
MAR 5 Cat’s Cradle Back Room Carrboro, NC
MAR 7 DC9 Washington, DC
MAR 9 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA
MAR 10 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
MAR 11 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA
MAR 12 Bar Le Ritz Montreal, QC
MAR 14 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, ON
MAR 15 Magic Bag Ferndale, MI
MAR 16 The Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
MAR 17 Turf Club St. Paul, MN
MAR 18 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI
MAR 19 Founders Brewing Co. Grand Rapids, MI
All Them Witches is:
Charles Michael Parks, Jr. – Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Mellotron, Percussion
Ben McLeod – Guitar, Bass, Mellotron, Percussion
Robby Staebler – Drums, Percussion
Allan Van Cleave – Rhodes, Organ, Piano, Mellotron