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All Them Witches share new song “Open Passageways” — listen

Nashville psych-rockers share one piece of their upcoming epic Dying Surfer Meets His Maker

Open Passageways
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    Nashville psych-rock outfit All Them Witches have always been adventurous. The group has already released two epics with 2012’s Our Mother Electricity and 2014’s Lightning at the Door. But now they’re attempting to dig even deeper into their grimy ethos. Holing up in a remote cabin in Tennessee for six days to record new material, creating a whole world and story with the songs. These sessions are now being released as their new album, Dying Surfer Meets His Maker, out October 30th via New West Records. Ahead of its release, the band has shared a new single called “Open Passageways”.

    “’Open Passageways’ is just one chapter of Dying Surfer Meets His Maker, so while the songs may be enjoyed individually, in my mind, the balance is only complete when the album is played as a whole,” frontman Michael Parks tells Consequence Of Sound. “Imagine an alternate universe (not unlike our own) where the forces of choice and chance are palpable, and manifest in solid form to live out their destinies, just as anyone of us would. Intangibles awaken in this world, blind to it’s fragility, and try their hands at being human at any cost. This specific chapter is about the movement of people to find something better, instead of fixing what they already have and in turn unknowingly dig their proverbial ‘grave’ deeper and deeper.”

    Though it may seem difficult to take the song out of context of the potentially massive story, “Open Passageways” works remarkably well as a standalone piece. The acoustic guitars add to the “homegrown cabin” idea, yet the chugging bass lines and guitar riffs that escalate further in the song suggest inner turmoil brewing beneath. Given Parks comments, this song feels like a crumbling of the old and resurgence of the new. It’s a captivating piece of rock that is as subtle as it is explosive.

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    Listen in below.

    Pre-order a copy of Dying Surfer Meets His Maker here. Be sure to catch them on their upcoming North American tour.

    All Them Witches 2015 Tour Dates:
    09/24 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
    09/25 – Cincinnati, OH @ MidPoint Music Festival
    09/26 – Whitesburg, KY @ Summit City Lounge
    10/04 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life
    10/07 – Memphis, TN @ Lafayette’s Music Room
    10/08 – Hot Springs, AR @ Maxine’s
    10/09 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
    10/10 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
    10/11 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
    10/13 – Lawrence, KS @ Granda Theater
    10/14 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
    10/15 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s
    10/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
    10/17 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
    10/18 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
    10/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
    10/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl
    10/22 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
    10/23 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
    10/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
    10/27 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
    10/28 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw
    10/29 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    10/30 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
    10/31 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
    11/02 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
    11/03 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
    11/04 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Backroom
    11/07 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
    11/08 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
    11/28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
    11/29 – Winston-Salem, NC @ Garage
    11/30 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    12/01 – Charlottesville, VA @ Southern
    12/02 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
    12/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
    12/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
    12/05 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
    12/06 – Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
    12/08 – Montreal, QC @ Le Ritz
    12/09 – Toronto, ON @ Garrison
    12/10 – Buffalo, NY @ Studio at Waiting Room
    12/11 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
    12/12 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
    12/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
    12/15 – Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar
    12/16 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
    12/17 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders
    12/18 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
    12/19 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
    12/20 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi

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