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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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Top Songs by

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

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