Sleeping Through the War, and it shouldn’t take long for neophytes to warm to their well-balanced brew of bluesy sludge and fetching lyrics. Not only do these boys possess spell-binding songwriting, but lead singer Charles Michael Parks Jr. has the kind of penetrating, silvery vocals that can be both wheezy and raucous, yet sweetly seductive. These Witches also incorporate a Mellotron into their soundscape, all members save drummer Robby Staebler playing it. Even better, keyboardist Allan Van Cleave graces some tracks with violin, if not various other instruments, loops, hollers, whistles and guitar fuzz. If your musical head space is about creative instrumentation and ghostly occult blues, All Them Witches is your new favorite band.
Nashville-based coven All Them Witches pass through Houston supporting their fourth studio album,