Out now on all streaming platforms - the eponymous debut album from indie witch rockers The Witch Ones!
Bringing you folk campfire meets electronic anthems - throw in sixties pop, nineties angst, and a deep belief in the interconnectedness of all energetic forces in the universe, and you have an idea of what these witches are offering up to the communal table.
Songwriters Robert M. Johanson, Gavin Price and Kate Scelsa started writing together when they found themselves on tour with theater company Elevator Repair Service, temporarily living in the energetic black hole that was downtown Washington, D.C. in the spring of 2017. Their longing for some beauty in the face of a country's existential despair resulted in an outpouring of music, and a way of working together that flourished further as they adapted to writing over zoom during the deepest isolation of the pandemic.
These three come to their collaboration through their individual histories in theater, radio, and experimental music. Robert M. Johanson has composed for theater company Nature Theater of Oklahoma for years, Gavin Price works as a sound designer and performs with experimental duo The Tender Band, and Kate Scelsa combines her experience as a novelist and playwright with her legacy as the daughter of radio legend Vin Scelsa to bring a narrative sensibility to their multi-genre vibe.
Featured as part of Reboot's Dawn2021 Shavuot fest, Lab/Shul's 2020 Reveal-A-Thon, WNYC's "44 Charlton" hosted by Julian Fleisher at the Greene Space, and on FUV's NY Slice with Alisa Ali, The Witch Ones have been seen at the House of Yes, Pete's Candy Store, Sixty-Sixth Congress, Hank's Saloon, and the Gaysment in Bovina, NY.
Album features: John Gasper on bass and percussion, Robert M. Johanson on vocals, keyboard and acoustic guitar, Mo Lioce on cello, Gavin Price on vocals, electric guitar and percussion, Amanda Villalobos on vocals, and Kristin Worrall on drums
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