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

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