Thursday, June 28, 2012
New York band, Widowspeak was the last act that I watched during SXSW 2012 and it was the perfect way to cap-off the festival. Their self-titled, 2011 album was one of my favorites releases of last year. The first time I listened to it I only got halfway through the digital review copy before I went to End of an Ear to purchase it on vinyl. It is gorgeous, haunting, shoe-gazey guitar music that sounds like it should soundtrack a David Lynch film. It is not a stretch to compare Widowspeak to Mazzy Star. Both are female fronted bands with a dark majestic sound, glass guitar tones and psychedelic-leaning rhythm sections. Escape the madness of downtown Saturday night and join me at 29th st. Ballroom for what's sure to be an outstanding set from Widowspeak.
Widowspeak - Harsh Realm (live) video via YouTube
Since Saturday night's show was booked in a last-minute fashion there are no advanced tickets. You'll have to pay a cover at the door and I really don't know how much that's going to be. I'd put it in the $10 ballpark though. I know Saturday night has a lot of great shows but I really hope to see a lot of you at the Widowspeak show, I love them so much and I want you to too.