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

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