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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.   Half Awake
  9.   Girls
  10.   Ghost Boy
  11.   The Swamps
  12.   In the Pines
  13.   Nightcrawlers
  14.   Cosmically Aligned
  15.   My Baby's Gonna Carry On
  16.   Dyed in the Wool
  17.   Calico
  18.   True Believer
  19.   Almanac
  20.   Coke Bottle Green
  21.   Burnout
  22.   Minnewaska
  23.   Wicked Game
  24.   Hands
  25.   Perennials
  26.   Puritan
  27.   Theme from the Swamps
  28.   Locusts
  29.   Borrowed World
  30.   Storm King
  31.   Devil Knows
  32.   Sore Eyes
  33.   Spirit Is Willing
  34.   Narrows
  35.   Fir Coat
  36.   Limbs
  37.   The Dark Age
  38.   All Yours
  39.   Smoke and Mirrors
  40.   Thick as Thieves
  41.   Brass Bed

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