Everyone at some point between now and infinity will break out the hallucinogens and space out to some inspiring music and try to interpret their experience. This is a brief account of just such an evening.
Album: WITCH – S/T
2006 Tee Pee Records
Take the first fuzzy moments of Seer by the hand and don’t let go until you hear the fading call to Isadora. Let the crisp drum throughout set the pace of your march and allow the vocals to lead you over peaks and through valleys from battle to celebration. Fear not, your guide will never lead you down a solo too lengthy nor subject you to unnecessary lyric. Instead, Witch’s self titled 06 debut hits in all of the right places at just the right moments. What else is to be expected from Witch’s co-creator/drummer (yeah drummer), rock vet J Mascis. A refined riff-heavy 70’s-esque guitar unit provided by Asa Irons is accompanied with vocals by Kyle Thomas (both from acid folk group Feathers). At the heart lay powerful bass lines precisely executed by Dave Sweetapple, no stranger to playing alongside Mascis. The crew put together a no bullshit album with a wailing consistency that spans from start to finish. We had no problems throwing this record on while the weirdness kicked in, provoking mental images of Irons laying the fatal 6 string blows to brain hungry zombies only to see an army of pumping fists raise again as the bass returns and the drum hammers back. Throw your toast out the window and feast on Witch to get your next day going.
4.5 pumping fists out of 5