22 July, 2013

Full Album Stream: True Widow: Circumambulation – new album

TrueWidow_ Circumambulation

Well, this month has turned out to be quite complicated for me hence, with a slight delay, visit Pitchfork Advance here this instant to enjoy TRUE WIDOW's new album ‘Circumambulation’ (“Circumambulate the city of a dreamy Sabbath afternoon. … What do you see? Posted like silent sentinels all around the town, stand thousands upon thousands of mortal men fixed in ocean reveries. Some leaning against the spiles; some seated upon the pier-heads; some looking over the bulwarks glasses! of ships from China; some high aloft in the rigging, as if striving to get a still better seaward peep. But these are all landsmen; of week days pent up in lath and plaster - tied to counters, nailed to benches, clinched to desks. How then is this? Are the green fields gone?” – Herman Melville [1819 – 1891], Moby Dick). Out today, July 22nd, 2013, worldwide on Relapse Records, ‘Circumambulation’ will be released in North America tomorrow. TRUE WIDOW's third LP was recorded at the Echo Lab in Argyle, Texas with Matt Pence. The album awaits you here (Relapse store), an on Amazon and iTunes. Visit Relapse Records here for TRUE WIDOW's free tune ‘Four Teeth’:

Started in 2007 by singer and guitarist Dan Philips in Dallas, Texas who recruited to his idea singer and bassist Nicole Estill and drummer Timothy Starks, TRUE WIDOW have previously released two albums: True Widow in 2008 and ‘As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center To The Circumference Of The Earth’ in 2011. According to a press release, each record has built on the band's unique approach to the guitar-centric intersection of shoegaze and ambient pop, which the band self-describes as “stonegaze”. NPR apparently described the band's sophomore release as “a warming headphone album for a bleak snowfall, moody and dreamy chords crushed by a rumbling low-end”, and Decibel Magazine prescribed it as “frankly, almost perfect”. AllMusic's Gregory Heaney concluded:
“Preventing the album from slipping into the territory of glacial doom, however, are the vocals. Drenched in reverb, the male/female harmonies wrap the listener up like a down comforter, completely enveloping everything they touch while providing a drifting feeling that keeps the trudging pace of the album from ever feeling like it’s about to stall out. The combination creates an odd kind of magic that at times feels as if you’re listening to an album of EARTH covering PAVEMENT…” [More here]
TRUE WIDOW features: DH Phillips – guitar and vocals, Nicole Estill – bass and vocals and Slim TX – drums

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