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Widowspeak shares new song, Announce sophomore album for Captured Tracks

posted November 14, 2012, 2:33 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under General Interest, Music News, Releases, Tour | comment Leave a Comment

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Widowspeak is an American band comprised of Molly Hamilton and Robert Earl Thomas, known for its dreamy, western-tinged take on rock and roll. Their self-titled debut was praised for its reverential spaciousness, Hamilton’s haunting voice, and Thomas’s sinister Morricone-esque guitar lines. On their second album, Almanac, the duo explores denser arrangements and new sonic territory, from Saharan rhythms to Appalachian-inspired melodies, all delivered with stoic, wistful restraint. Named after those annual tomes which provide agricultural advice, chart weather patterns and astronomical phenomena, Almanac likewise tracks the life and death of seasons, youth, love, and the cyclical nature of all things.

The album was recorded by Kevin McMahon (Swans, Real Estate) in a hundred year old barn in the Hudson River Valley of New York State during the transition from summer to fall. Producing with McMahon, Thomas expanded on the band’s demos, crafting layers of guitar, Rhodes piano, organ and harmonium.

Almanac will be released January 22, 2013 on Captured Tracks. Hear first single “Ballad of the Golden Hour” and check out all upcoming tour dates below.


1/22 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
1/23 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
1/24 Washington, DC – Black Cat Backstage
1/26 Middletown, CT – Wesleyan University – Eclectic House
1/27 Boston, MA – Great Scott
Widowspeak, Almanac, Captured Tracks,  1/22/131. Perennials
2. Dyed in the Wool
3. The Dark Age
4. Thick As Thieves
5. Almanac
6. Ballad of the Golden Hour
7. Devil Knows
8. Sore Eyes
9. Locusts
10. Minnewaska
11. Spirit Is Willing
12. Storm King


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