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

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