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

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