Really early on in my relationship with Sean, he admitted something to me that almost made me run and never look back. “I’m a musician.” The blood drained from my face. My poor, lovesick heart flipped in my chest. “Do you tour???” “No.” I let out a sigh of relief because after years of knowing men who left a long string of hopeful tour marks behind them—many of them friends of mine—and after successfully avoiding ever being one of them, I was not dating a touring fucking musician, no matter how certain I was about him being “the one” (no offense to any of you reading this, just being real here).
I’m introducing Philly stoner doom rockers GRAVE BATHERS, featuring members of Yatra and Heavy Temple, with this story because I’m watching the live video for their new single “Ghost Em All.” It’s an ode to fucking and leaving, and it’s got a rad and raunchy rhythm that would definitely woo a feathery-haired millennial out of their bellbottoms and Harley-Davidson crop top—if only for one night. It’s thanks to Grave Bathers that I see so many guys with a death-grip on their girlfriends at shows. The video for the new single “Ghost Em All” was filmed at Memphis Magnetic Recording—100% analog to tape—and their debut full-length is seeing a 2022 release via Seeing Red Records. Right now, let Grave Bathers take you on the highway to hell with “Ghost Em All.”
Our take on the long tradition of American rambler songs, Ghost em All, is a first-person tale of the perennial wandering nomad.
‘Yesterday he was your man
Tomorrow he can have you back
I’ll be in another town
Ghost em all until I’m bound’