Widowspeak craft dreamy folk ballads that evoke a sense of fleeting nostalgia that's difficult to pin down. Channeling influences from Neil Young to Wings, Molly Hamilton's haunting, distorted vocals and Robert Earl Thomas' twanging guitar add elements that put a timeless spin on the duo's songs.
Hamilton and Thomas recorded their 2013 full-length album, Almanac, in a century-old barn in the Hudson River Valley, adding a New York mysticism to the group's Pacific Northwest sounds. Hamilton told Brooklyn-based indie label Captured Tracks that the album "is like moving into a big old house in the woods with sheets covering all the furniture, and then taking all the sheets off."
A standout track on the new album is "Locusts," which is fueled by an unrepentant bass line laced with glimmering bits of sitar. In a music video for the song, the pair play in black-and-white, opposite go-go dancers, on a set based on an M.C. Escher lithograph.