Widowspeak is an American band comprised of Molly Hamilton and Robert Earl Thomas, known for its dreamy, western-tinged take on rock and roll. Their self-titled debut was praised for its reverential spaciousness, Hamilton’s haunting voice, and Thomas’s sinister Morricone-esque guitar lines. On their second album, Almanac, the duo explores denser arrangements and new sonic territory, from Saharan rhythms to Appalachian-inspired melodies, all delivered with stoic, wistful restraint. Named after those annual tomes which provide agricultural advice, chart weather patterns and astronomical phenomena, Almanac likewise tracks the life and death of seasons, youth, love, and the cyclical nature of all things.
The album was recorded by Kevin McMahon (Swans, Real Estate) in a hundred year old barn in the Hudson River Valley of New York State during the transition from summer to fall. Producing with McMahon, Thomas expanded on the band’s demos, crafting layers of guitar, Rhodes piano, organ and harmonium.
Almanac was released January 22, 2013 on Captured Tracks. The band will play London Cargo on the 28th May, tickets are on sale now.
SUPPORT ACTS: Special Guests TBC
DATES: Tuesday 28th May 2013
TICKET PRICE: £8 stbf
VENUE ADDRESS: 83 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3AY
VENUE TELEPHONE: 0207 749 7841
AGE RESTRICTIONS: Over 18 only - all ticketholders must provide ID to prove they are over 18.