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

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