Watch Widowspeak Play 'Swamps' in a Garden at ACL Music Festival 2013

SPIN Sessions: The swooning heartland rock band turns in an intimate, exclusive set

Maud Deitch WRITTEN BY
Maud Deitch

Swooning crooners Widowspeak may have gotten their start in the first wave of the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Tacoma '90s revival, but they’ve proven their staying power with a much darker sound. That's why we took to the woodsy Umlauf Sculpture Garden during this year's ACL Music Festival with singer Molly Hamilton, co-writer and guitarist Robert Earl Thomas, and their traveling band for an intimate performance of "Swamps." The song is the near-titular track from the duo's October 29 album The Swamps, out via Captured Tracks.

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