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  • Recent Activity: 06.22.16 RT @boweryballroom: We're running a giveaway in honor of @QUILTMUSIC & @widowspeaking's show tomorrow! Head over to bowerypresents on insta…
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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.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
06.24.16 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA US
06.25.16 3S Artspace Portsmouth, NH US

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  • 06.22.16 RT @boweryballroom: We're running a giveaway in honor of @QUILTMUSIC & @widowspeaking's show tomorrow! Head over to bowerypresents on insta…
  • 06.22.16 feels good to be back in NY for a couple of days. @boweryballroom tomorrow with @QUILTMUSIC !
  • 06.14.16 next week we play @boweryballroom @TheSinclair and @3SARTSPACE with @QUILTMUSIC- last east coast shows for a while, we're west coasters now!
  • 06.14.16 whelp, it took me a while to fix twitter but HELLO WORLD. we're back from the hack, feeling good about life and the internet.
  • 05.04.16 just like, up late watching youtube vids about fan theories, this is a good one: https://t.co/RlxfKIRhvW
  • 05.04.16 i subscribe to the R+L=J theory.
  • 05.04.16 another thought i had watching game of thrones is, what ever happened to gendry (baratheon)?
  • 04.30.16 Rob, Ruby, and Volvo are officially on their way, we are officially no longer New Yorkers. :) :/ bittersweet.
  • 04.30.16 RT @QUILTMUSIC: NEW YORK we're back to play @boweryballroom on June 23rd (with a string quartet!) @widowspeaking will b joining us. https:/…
  • 04.21.16 did i just jinx it...?
  • 04.21.16 universe, put good feelings out there for us, we are MAYBE working out an owner-financing situation for literally the most amazing house.