All Them Witches Play the Late Show Tomorrow at Mercury LoungeFebruary 4th, 2015
All Them Witches—Michael Parks Jr. (vocals and bass), Ben McLeod (guitar), Robby Staebler (drums) and Allan Van Cleave (keys)—have been brewing their own concoction of Delta blues and psychedelic rock since forming in 2012 and releasing their debut full-length, Our Mother Electricity (stream it below). “None of us grew up listening to the same music,” said the frontman. “In Louisiana, I heard a lot of ZZ Top and blues bands. Allan was raised on classical, almost exclusively. Robby and Ben listened to a ton of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. When we came together, it simply works.” And those influences are obvious on the Nashville four-piece’s follow-up, Lightning Out the Door (stream it below). It finds All Them Witches (above, performing “When God Comes Back”) beginning to stretch out their material, which certainly carried over to last year’s EP single, Effervescent (stream it below), a 25-minute instrumental track. It all makes for great listening at home, but the best way to experience All Them Witches is live in a dark room, and maybe even with your eyes closed. So see them tomorrow night at Mercury Lounge when they kick off a new tour. Austin, Texas, power trio the Well open the show.