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Brooklyn via Tacoma, Washington trio Widowspeak play dark, hazy music equally indebted to Mazzy Star's narcotic allure and the jangle of Sarah Records-style indie pop. The roots of the band go back to singer/songwriter Molly Hamilton and drummer Michael Stasiak's time in the Tacoma music scene, where they contributed songs to a compilation label before heading to New York. In the summer of 2010, the pair began working on new music together and brought guitarist Robert Earl Thomas into the fold. Using a laptop microphone and GarageBand, the trio crafted a six-song cassette that autumn dubbed The October Tape. The eclectic indie label Captured Tracks signed Widowspeak and issued the band’s debut single, Harsh Realm, in March 2011; the Gun Shy single -- which featured a cover of Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" -- followed in June. Meanwhile, Widowspeak recorded with Woods' Jarvis Taveniere, and released their self-titled debut in August 2011. For their second album, 2013's Almanac, Hamilton and Thomas worked with Kevin McMahon to highlight the folky and Fleetwood Mac-like elements of their sound. Late that year, the band released the Swamps EP, which they described as a bridge between their previous work and their upcoming material.


This article is about the band. For the hairline characteristic, see Widow's peak.

Widowspeak is an American indie rock band from Brooklyn, New York City. They are currently signed to Captured Tracks. The band consists of guitarist and vocalist Molly Hamilton and guitarist Robert Earl Thomas.

^ Burcz, Chelsea. "Widowspeak Gets to the Point". Interview Magazine. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 


The band formed in Brooklyn in 2010 by Tacoma, Washington natives Molly Hamilton and her friend Michael Stasiak, who have known each other since they were teenagers. The pair met with guitarist Robert Earl Thomas and began practicing together. The band released their debut album Widowspeak in August 2011 to critical acclaim. The single "Harsh Realm" was featured in an episode of the television series American Horror Story. In 2012, the band recruited bassist Pamela Garabano-Coolbaugh for their subsequent tours.

After touring extensively for the first album, Stasiak and Garabano-Coolbaugh left the band. At the beginning of 2012, Widowspeak began to work on their second full length album, Almanac. Almanac was recorded by producer Kevin McMahon, who has also produced for Swans and Real Estate. The recording sessions took place in a century-old barn in the Hudson River Valley late in the summer of 2012. Almanac was released January 22, 2013. In March 2013, Widowspeak was named one of Fuse TV's 30 must-see artists at SXSW

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Molly Hamilton — vocals, rhythm guitarRobert Earl Thomas — lead guitar

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