The Official WITCH 2009 Northeast Tour Series
Secret Serpents presents the Witch/Earthless Northeast Tour Series
Feb 20, 2009 - The Horsehoe Tavern, Toronto - Dan Grzeca
Feb 21, 2009 - Les Saints, Montreal - Dan Crosshair
Feb 22, 2009 - AS220 Broad Street Studios, Providence - Justin Kamerer
Feb 23, 2009 - T.T. the Bears, Cambridge - Alan Forbes / Tim Lehi
Feb 24, 2009 - Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia - David Witt
Feb 25, 2009 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn - Alan Forbes
Feb 26, 2009 - DC9, Washington DC - Marq Spusta
....more dates coming...
From Tee Pee records:
The group Witch was born from a marriage of apparently contradictory influences. J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. renown and his long time friend Dave Sweetapple were interested in forming a hard rock band. They found willing and able conspirators in Kyle Thomas and Asa Irons, members New England avant-folk outfit Feathers. On their eponymous debut album, this line-up mounts a mighty sonic tumult that harkens back to classic heavy metal sound of early 70's outfits while still sounding modern in it's assault (and without falling into the ubiquitous "Stoner Rock" pigeonhole).
In Witch, Mascis returns to his first love, drums, playing with an unbridled passion that recalls his work with Deep Wound, his early 80's hardcore band. Meanwhile, Kyle sings and writes the group's supernatural-oriented lyrics, exploring the juxtapositions between age and youth, the paradox of meeting yourself, and the dilemma of falling asleep on a mountaintop and waking up a hundred years year. Asa weaves a dense texture of rhythm and lead guitar lines that ebb and flow over the basic monolithic, trundling riff-rock song structure. Dave adds additional weight to Witch's sound with massive, crunching bass lines, returning this his instrument of choice when he played in Newfoundland punk bands back in the early 80s.