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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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  • 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.
  • 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.