We've been fans of Nashville psych-rock outfit All Them Witches for a while now, 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. Enter Nothing as the Ideal, the follow-up to 2018 LP ATW and last year's standalone single "1X1," and the group first full-length since they slimmed down from quartet to trio. Recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, the eight-track album features some of the band's heaviest moments and some of their quietest. Falling in the latter corner is "The Children of Coyote Woman," which Revolver is proud to premiere right here right now. Stream the captivating, stripped-down cut above via YouTube.
"'The Children of Coyote Woman' is a retelling of the founding of Rome through a southern perspective," ATW frontman Charles Michael Parks Jr. tells us. "Two brothers fight to see who will control the region after the passing of their mother, a woman so fierce and legendary that people would rather leave their homes than get in her way. Though powerful, though fierce, their lives exist in a minuscule blip in the universe and are still tied to the struggles and hardships of trying to survive in the poor rural south.
"In my mind, there are a lot of similarities between the Roman empire and the USA. The same essence of power and ingenuity, as well as it's brutal conquests for resources. The founding fathers undoubtedly studied the reign of the Caesars and chose it as a model for their new republic."
Nothing as the Ideal is available to pre-order now across an array of formats, including opaque green vinyl via the band's U.S. store, and a green, olive and peach tri-color vinyl pressing via their European store.