Widowspeak-The Swamps


Next Tuesday Widowspeak will release The Swamps, their six-track EP that follows up this year’s critically acclaimed Almanac and hints at whats to come for their next full length. However, you can hear the whole EP now via SPIN. Click here to listen to the full EP NOWAlso, be sure to watch their recent performance of the title track off the EP, for Spin at Umlauf Gardens in Austin during ACL. Watch here.

They band is currently half way through their tour with Portland duo Pure Bathing Culture, check the dates below.

“pushing their sound even further in a warm, lush direction, with a sliding melody that sounds almost tropical in construct.”
“pastel-hued, heavily drugged shoegaze-folk. It’s truly, sweepingly lovely”
Stereogum“Widowspeak has always flirted with shoegaze-folk, but now it sounds like they’re going steady”
“hazy and heavy-hearted, yet charming and romantic tone”
 “steamy, dreamy songs that swing and meander, floating thickly through the air”
The Style Con
North American Tour Dates
10/22 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club**
10/23 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey**
10/24 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar**
10/25 – Boise, ID – Neurolux**
10/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge**
10/27 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge**
10/28 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown Jr**
10/30 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry**
10/31 – Chicago, IL – Schubas**
11/01 – Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch**
11/02 – Toronto, ON – Silver Dollar Room**
11/03 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore**
11/04 – Winooski, VT – The Monkey House**
11/05 – Cambridge, MA – TT the Bear’s Place**
11/06 – New Haven, CT – BAR Nightclub**
11/08 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom**** with Pure Bathing Culture

1. Theme from The Swamps
2. Smoke and Mirrors
4. Brass Bed
The Swamps arrives as a bridge between the duo’s sophomore album, Almanac, and an as yet untitled third studio record. Here the band’s characteristic sonic landscapes, haunting harmonies, and layers of delicate guitar-work usher in a new chapter in their dark and dreamy catalog.  Inspired by the light-choked wetlands of its title, The Swamps brims with songs about fears of stagnation and the pitfalls of nostalgia, but never relinquishes Widowspeak’s melodic optimism.
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