All Them Witches Release “Nothing as the Ideal” – SPIN Premieres Album
September 4, 2020
All Them Witches will return with Nothing as the Ideal 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. Met with critical acclaim, the Line Of Best Fit said in their 9 out of 10 Star Review, “… All Them Witches are through and through an extraordinary rock band, and Nothing as the Ideal is their greatest achievement to date” while Revolver Magazine state “… their lysergic, riff-worshipping sound striking the perfect balance between reverent throwback and forward-thinking experimentation. Shades of Sabbath, Zeppelin, Blue Cheer, Pink Floyd, Moody Blues and others abound, but All Them Witches are on their own unique trip.”
Today SPIN has premiered Nothing as the Ideal in its entirety alongside a feature with guitarist Ben McLeod. Hear the album in full HERE.
Flood Magazine previously shared the video for the album track “The Children of Coyote Woman.” The clip was filmed and edited by the band’s Robby Staebler and features the pro skateboarder Evan Smith. Consequence of Sound’s Heavy Consequence also previously featured the album opener “Saturnine & Iron Jaw.”
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. Nothing as the Ideal can be found for pre-order NOW via NEW WEST RECORDS.
All Them Witches are Charles Michael Parks, Jr (vocals, bass), Ben McLeod (guitar) and Robby Staebler (drums).