8/04/2017

Widowspeak Reveal new single "When I Tried" Track off upcoming album "Expect The Best"

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NEW SINGLE, "WHEN I TRIED"

NEW ALBUM EXPECT THE BEST OUT VIA CAPTURED TRACKS AUGUST 25

FALL TOUR DATES CONFIRMED

Widowspeak have revealed the second single from forthcoming full-length Expect The Best today. The track premiered at Stereogum who note, "the guitars, in all their distorted glory, are the standout here, while distant oohs build an extra level of intrigue to an ominous and downright sleek song." The band's Molly Hamilton told Stereogum"'When I Tried' is about when I was having a hard time starting things, or finishing them, maybe due to my own expectations of what it would turn into or maybe due to me doubting that I'd even be able to make it happen at all... I wasn't sure what the motivation was anymore."  Read the full statement here.


Widowspeak will release Expect The Best on August 25 on Captured TracksIn support of the new album, the band will tour the US this fall, beginning in Boston on
September 8 at The Great Scott and concluding in Brooklyn at Rough Trade on
October 13. All dates are listed below.


Expect the Best is the follow up to 2015's All Yours. While previous albums were conceived as a duo with lead guitarist Robert Earl Thomas, the new LP finds Widowspeak playing to the specific strengths of the current touring incarnation (James Jano on drums, Willy Muse on bass). The album, recorded by Kevin MacMahon(SwansReal Estate), exhibits a marked increase in energy that reflects the band's live show and the organic way it was created: by four people in a room together. The band collectively navigate dynamic changes with subtlety and restraint; the nine tracks here reach highs of wide-eyed lushness and plumb the depths of resigned melancholy. Their usual palette of dusty guitars and angular twang are still here front and center, but now with a bit more 90s homage, even if abstractly. 

Hamilton says of the album, "In the past I've felt compelled to write songs that are more optimistic than I'm actually feeling, as if I could make it true, as if everything in the past was significant or beautiful in a way, even if it was painful. But the truth is that not everything makes sense, and not every day of your life is an experience of clear cut emotional clarity," says Hamilton. "I struggle with this compulsion to pull away from people, pull away from the things I enjoy doing, and sometimes literally picking up and moving away when I am feeling uneasy and anxious about my future in a given space, physical or mental. Social media these days can exacerbate that as well."

Expect the Best is Widowspeak's heaviest record to date, but never loses the sense of quiet intimacy that they are known for. 

Expect The Best Tracklisting
The Dream
When I Tried
Dog
Warmer
Good Sport
Let Me
Right On
Expect The Best
Fly On The Wall
Pre-order Expect The Best: 

Tour Dates:
09/08 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
09/09 - Burlington, VT - ArtsRiot
09/11 - Toronto, ON - Garrison
09/12 - Detroit, MI - El Club
09/13 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
09/15 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
09/16 - Madison, WI - High Noon
09/17 - Des Moines, IA - Des Moines Social Club
09/19 - Denver, CO - Hi Dive
09/20 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
09/21 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
09/22 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
09/23 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
09/24 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
09/26 - San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall
09/27 - Visalia, CA - Cellar Door
09/28 - Los Angeles, CA - Pico Union
09/29 - San Diego, CA - The Hideout
09/30 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge
10/01 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
10/03 - Austin, TX - Sidewinder
10/04 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
10/05 - Birmingham, AL - Syndicate Lounge
10/06 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
10/07 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
10/08 - Asheville, NC - The Mothlight
10/10 - Washington, DC - DC9
10/11 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot and Saddle
10/12 - Kingston, NY - BSP Kingston
10/13 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade

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