Since their 2012 debut with the heavy-chuggin’ stoner ear feast, Our Mother Electricity, Nashville outfit All Them Witches has been a whirlwind of nonstop touring – and gear-shifting. Each release that followed, from Lightning At the Door (2013) to their latest, ATW, pivoted toward a different direction, like an about-face stylistically. With guitarist Brian McLeod as producer, ATW takes on a more a stripped-down route with a rawer psych trip.
A recent post on All Them Witches’ Facebook page shared major some news: The band is now a trio indefinitely, with McLeod, drummer Robby Staebler, and vocalist Charles Michael Parks, Jr. remaining as the core line-up, without keyboardist Jonathan Draper (who had replaced Allan Van Cleave). Some fans are (to put it mildly) curious about the effect on ATW’s sound minus the keys.
-Photography by Ryan Musick.