Widowspeak’s have announced their new album All Yours. The band’s full-length will be released via Captured Tracks on September 4th.
The band recenty premiered the first single “Girls”. You can hear the track below. Hamilton about the background behind the song, “I feel a lot more vulnerable than I did about any of our other records, but even if it’s kind of nerve-racking to have it out in the world, it’s also a relief.”Girls”.
Widowspeak are about to hit the road and will be playing songs from their forthcoming LP later this month, you can catch them with Jessica Pratt and Small Black before they set off across the country supporting Lord Huron.
Since they came on the scene five years ago, the band has seen many permanent changes: new lineups, new environments. Instead of bringing additional permanent members into the fold after the departure of its founding drummer, the band was whittled down to a duo, a lineup which has remained constant since 2012. After releasing a second LP, Almanac, and The Swamps EP (both in 2013), Molly and Rob left Brooklyn for the (quite literally) greener pastures of the Catskills/Hudson Valley region. They found a house they could play music in. They got a dog.
And they took their damn time making All Yours. For one, the conceptual process of writing Almanac and The Swamps had been creatively draining. They focused on other things: Molly went back to school, Rob took a job at a Catskills hotel. They wrote leisurely, from shared voice memos and late night jams in the living room. As a result of writing down what came naturally, without any overarching vision, the lyrics on All Yours are largely unadorned, the songs connected only by the forgivingly vague theme of “moving on”.
The band chose to work again with Jarvis Taveniere, who produced their self-titled debut in 2011. They also enlisted him and drummer Aaron Neveu (both of whom play in Woods) as the studio rhythm section. The presence of Taveniere and Neveu contributes a groove that wasn’t there previously, and there’s a few other new things: the swell of strings at critical moments, and for the first time, voices beyond Molly’s own. We finally get to hear Rob sing in the earnestly laid-back “Borrowed World.” Members of psych outfit Quilt contribute harmonies and keys throughout the record, most notably in “My Baby’s Gonna Carry On”, and “Cosmically Aligned”.
Widowspeak | All Yours out September 4th on Captured Tracks
01. All Yours
03. Dead Love (So Still)
06. Borrowed World
07. Cosmically Aligned
08. My Baby’s Gonna Carry On
09. Coke Bottle Green
June 20: Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston w/ Jessica Pratt
June 30: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl w/ Small Black
July 3: Des Moines, IA @ Des Moines Social Club Theater
July 5: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
July 6: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
July 9: Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater*
July 10: Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriet’s*
July 11: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre*
July 12: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater*
July 14: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom*
July 15: Little Rock @ Revolution Music Room*
July 16: Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall*
July 17: Nashville, TN @ The Basement
July 18: Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater Roof
July 20: Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse*
July 21: Orlando, FL @The Beacham Theater*
July 22: Columbia, SC @ The Music Farm*
July 23: Raleigh, NC @ Kings
July 24: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues*
July 31: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre*
August 1: Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
* = with Lord Huron