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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.

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  • 08.22.16 ughhhh why isn't national treasure 3 a thing yet.
  • 08.17.16 going through voice memos is a funny and wild archeological process.
  • 08.16.16 i deleted that article because i didn't want it to get any more traction than it already had. because lol, gross.
  • 08.16.16 RT @capturedtracks: This is great: @wordbookstores Brooklyn Shop is selling our records, displayed with books they feel match the music! ht…
  • 08.10.16 the olympics are whatever except simone biles wtf. she's amazing.
  • 08.03.16 love how chilly the mornings are in the northwest, even in august.
  • 07.07.16 :(
  • 06.29.16 just yeah. love to @othermusic and salute to the best damn record store and people.
  • 06.29.16 very happy that I got to discover music through such great recommendations, curating, and general awesome shopkeeping by incredible people.
  • 06.29.16 at one point, 3/4 of widowspeak was OM staff or alumni. and found so many favorite bands and records through browsing and popping in.
  • 06.29.16 bummed i'm not at #othermusicforever, @othermusic was a perfect and important shop. i interned there as a young pup and was forever changed
  • 06.28.16 i would post links to my favorite streaming northern exposure episodes but then i would get banned.