The Bowery Presents: Widowspeak + Natural Blonde

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The Bowery Presents: Widowspeak + Natural Blonde
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The Bowery Presents: Widowspeak + Natural Blonde says
The Bowery Presents: Widowspeak + Natural Blonde
Sunday, October 18, 2015
8PM Doors | 9PM Show

$8 ADV | $10 DOS

Widowspeak has grown up in a lot of ways.

The band’s third album, All Yours, is one that could only come from Molly Hamilton and Robert Earl Thomas: a honed and elegant interweaving of dream-pop and slowcore rock and roll, easygoing melodies and dusty, snaking guitars. It’s also their finest release to date: ten beautiful songs that are refreshingly straightforward yet built from the same well-chosen and deftly-used tools the band has always worked with.

All Yours is ambitious without feeling labored-over, anchored in the strengths of Widowspeak’s consistent influences. There are those familiar Morricone-come-Verlaine guitar passages, moody and country-tinged instrumentation, watery tremolo, velvety stacked vocals. You can hear Molly’s affection for The Cranberries and The Sundays in the wavering melodies of “Dead Love” or “Girls,” and Rob’s adoration of George Harrison and Robbie Robertson in his brilliantly economical guitar playing. The result is an aesthetically diverse and profoundly nostalgic sound; indebted to past eras without feeling dated.Since they came on the scene five years ago, the band has seen many permanent changes: new lineups, new environments. Instead of bringing additional permanent members into the fold after the departure of its founding drummer, the band was whittled down to a duo, a lineup that has remained constant since 2012.

Natural Blonde is a four-piece band hailing from New Orleans, LA. Formed in 2012 by Jordan Odom and Winston Willingham. natural blonde pours droning, shimmering sonic textures over carefully considered melodies to create a sound that harkens back to classic shoegaze, with a distinctive lean toward more contemporary compositional style.
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By: Gasa Gasa