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Stream Widowspeak’s Backwoods-Brooding ‘The Swamps’ EP

Americana-psych duo dig deeper on follow-up to 'Almanac' album

picture-18276-1372868632Chris Martins // October 22, 2013

Widowspeak cap off a strong 2013 with their brand new EP, The Swamps. The SPIN interview subjects started the year with Almanac, a sophomore album that found the Brooklyn-va-Tacoma duo exploring darker and dreamier fare. Below, you’ll find their six-song Capture Tracks follow-up streaming in full. We’ve already heard the prairie-crawling “Calico” and filmed Widowspeak doing the near-titular number in the woods. Now we’ve got “Theme From the Swamps,” a backwoods jam that plays like a minimal take on Brian Deck’s shambly Modest Mouse meddling; “Smoke and Mirrors,” full of Robert Earl Thomas’ resonant guitar strum, hand-hit drums, and sweetly silken vocals courtesy of Molly Hamilton; the cheery “Brass Bed”; and the alternately brooding and drifting “True Believer.” The short-player hits shelves on October 29. Until then, hit play and hang around: