The Witches
Label: Pushover Records
Genre: Rock
Online: Artist Website


The Witches are a thoroughly modern vehicle creature made out of an old bike. Writing songs as infectious as "Happy Birthday To You", "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", "Here Comes Santa Claus", "Taps", and "The Wedding March", they use an approach akin to the mad love of someone like film director Werner Herzog. The Witches conjure up colorful nightmare visions to combat boredom, hatred, indifference, artifice, and the gloom of the ever present day blues. Originally influenced by bands such as The Beatles, Velvet Underground and The Rolling Stones. The Witches have since "killed their idols", thus making music much more sincere and relevant than anything Sir Mick, Sir Paul or Sister Lou can currently muster up in these trying times. The Witches are definitely not a "celebration of the sixties" or of any era other than their own. The Witches follow no one except their own vibrant biology. Although associated with the exploding Detroit rock scene, The Witches are autonomous, not unlike The Kinks to the British Invasion, The Smiths and The Fall to New Wave, The Stranglers to punk, and Peru Ubu to rock in general. The Witches' music is a fun, potent, holy concoction of bubble-gum sex musick on a "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean" level. Hitsville U.S.A is haunted all to hell and the "Sound Of Young America" is a cathartic epiphany of a "refuse to be tortured" soul. Listen to The Witches and become a witness to this unflinching testimony spilling out upon this wicked wicked world!!!!!