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All Music Guide:

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.



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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  • 11.21.14 RT @GroundControl__: .@widowspeaking will play in BK on 12/20 for one of the final shows at our beloved @glasslands. Don't miss it! Tix: ht…
  • 11.18.14 RT @capturedtracks: We spotted Rob from @widowspeaking in @DeathbyAudio's DIY exhibit! We'll miss that place! http://t.co/GUnzq9qV90
  • 11.18.14 two buds with new songs out today 👍👍👍
  • 11.18.14 RT @stereogum: Listen to Battle Ave's gorgeous new track "Also In Tubs" http://t.co/eB2zae4dnf
  • 11.18.14 RT @cascine_: CSCN releases Matte Wood, electronic side project of James Jano who drums for @widowspeaking. Via @nofop <3 http://t.co/221F5…
  • 11.17.14 my final is to make a game environment and i hate games. so i made a cacti in a wintery room haha http://t.co/NWveBklE4O
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  • 11.15.14 just saw "obvious child", loved it 👍👍
  • 11.09.14 house plants are already dying.
  • 11.09.14 but hey, i just got my first pair of bean boots so i guess i'm pseudo new england now. but also, frigid.
  • 11.09.14 so cold already. waiting for a delivery of window-sealing plastic and cord of wood... peeping thermal union suits... i miss the west.
  • 11.07.14 keys aren't in the garbage, freezer, or amongst the food on the shelves. i fear they are really lost.