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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 features 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. Hamilton wrote 2017's Expect the Best during a return to Tacoma, and the band contrasted her contemplative lyrics with a heavier sound thanks to the presence of touring bassist Willy Muse and drummer James Jano in the studio. ~ Heather Phares
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  1.   Song
  2.   Harsh Realm
  3.   Gun Shy
  4.   The Dream
  5.   Dead Love (You're So Still)
  6.   Let Me
  7.   Warmer
  8.   Stoned
  9.   Ballad of the Golden Hour
  10.   Sore Eyes
  11.   Calico
  12.   Burnout
  13.   Right On
  14.   Good Sport
  15.   When I Tried
  16.   Hands
  17.   Coke Bottle Green
  18.   Girls
  19.   All Yours
  20.   Spirit Is Willing
  21.   Perennials
  22.   Puritan
  23.   Ghost Boy
  24.   Wicked Game
  25.   Limbs
  26.   Storm King
  27.   In the Pines
  28.   Cosmically Aligned
  29.   The Swamps
  30.   The Dark Age
  31.   Expect the Best
  32.   Fir Coat
  33.   Nightcrawlers
  34.   Locusts
  35.   Dyed in the Wool
  36.   Thick as Thieves
  37.   Narrows
  38.   Half Awake
  39.   Almanac
  40.   Dog
  41.   Minnewaska
  42.   Hard Times
  43.   Smoke and Mirrors
  44.   True Believer
  45.   Fly on the Wall
  46.   Theme from the Swamps
  47.   Devil Knows
  48.   Brass Bed
  49.   Borrowed World
  50.   My Baby's Gonna Carry On

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