“I-90″ By Sour Widows

“I-90" By Sour Widows is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day
“I-90" By Sour Widows is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day

San Francisco band Sour Widows recently shared “I-90,” a new single produced in collaboration with Oakland-based engineer Maryam Qudus (Toro y Moi, Sasami, Spacemoth). “Witness,” a sprawling track that cycles the listener through shades of grief,

Written in 2017 after the devastating loss of their partner, Sour Widows’ Maia Sinaiko speaks to the song’s growth and development: “I wrote ‘I-90’ at a time when all I could do was make music alone in my room. Day to day life was a constant cycling through memories of places, feelings and experiences of which I was now the sole keeper. I found that the most mundane memories – driving in my partner’s car, the rural midwest landscapes of my college town – felt priceless, acting as vivid portals into what was now an irrevocable part of my life. The endlessness of grief supersedes the normal passage of time and the people we lose remain in places we can never go back to. It’s magic and terrible all at once; that is what this song is about.”

Sour Widows was formed in 2017 by Maia Sinaiko, Susanna Thomson and Max Edelman. All three had been close since meeting in various phases of childhood, and when they found themselves living in the same area, making music together came naturally. Maia and Susanna initially performed as a guitar/vocal duo, with Max joining on as drummer in 2018 to add a rhythmic element that completed the band, grounding the songs and opening them to a new range of possibilities. With a musical connection that was an extension of their longtime friendship, the band began fine-tuning a sound that swung from gently glowing harmonizing to energetic bursts of feedback-laced catharsis.

Sour Widows 2022 Tour Dates:

10/26 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place *
10/28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel *
10/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy *
12/3 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill ^

* w/ Duster
^ w/ Torrey & Living Hour

Order I-90 by Sour Widows HERE


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