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Playing dark, hazy music equally indebted to Mazzy Star's narcotic allure, country twang, and the jangle of Sarah Records-style indie pop, Widowspeak feature singer/songwriter Molly Hamilton and guitarist Robert Earl Thomas. The band's roots go back to Hamilton's time in the Tacoma, Washington music scene, where she and founding drummer Michael Stasiak contributed songs to a compilation label before heading to New York. The pair brought Thomas into the fold in summer 2010, and in the autumn of that year the trio used a laptop microphone and GarageBand to craft a six-song cassette dubbed The October Tape. 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. Stasiak departed the band after Widowspeak finished touring in support of the album. For 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, Widowspeak released the Swamps EP, which they described as a bridge between their previous work and their upcoming material. Shortly after those releases, Hamilton and Thomas relocated to New York's Hudson Valley region. The duo reunited with Taveniere on 2015's All Yours, which featured Woods drummer Aaron Neveu and delved deeper into Almanac's velvety country and classic rock leanings. ~ Heather Phares
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   The Dream
  3.   Harsh Realm
  4.   Gun Shy
  5.   Dead Love (You're So Still)
  6.   Stoned
  7.   Ballad of the Golden Hour
  8.   Sore Eyes
  9.   When I Tried
  10.   Minnewaska
  11.   Theme from the Swamps
  12.   Hands
  13.   Storm King
  14.   Cosmically Aligned
  15.   Dog
  16.   The Dark Age
  17.   The Swamps
  18.   Fir Coat
  19.   Narrows
  20.   Dyed in the Wool
  21.   Devil Knows
  22.   Thick as Thieves
  23.   My Baby's Gonna Carry On
  24.   Brass Bed
  25.   Burnout
  26.   Spirit Is Willing
  27.   Almanac
  28.   Coke Bottle Green
  29.   All Yours
  30.   Girls
  31.   In the Pines
  32.   Calico
  33.   Hard Times
  34.   Ghost Boy
  35.   True Believer
  36.   Borrowed World
  37.   Locusts
  38.   Wicked Game
  39.   Half Awake
  40.   Perennials
  41.   Smoke and Mirrors
  42.   Nightcrawlers
  43.   Limbs
  44.   Puritan

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