Wednesday, 23 January 2013
There's no let up from Widowspeak ahead of next weeks release (or yesterday's in the States) of Almanac, their second LP via Captured Tracks. The Chicago duo have already highlighted a meatier, full-blooded approach to their sprawling, dusty soundscapes on the splendid "Ballad of the Golden Hour" and "The Dark Age" and now comes the superb "Locusts", which gets in your brain immediately with one of the deepest, addictive bass lines rhythms of recent memory.
The black & white video that accompanies it fits perfectly within the vintage, psychedelic of the bands sound, with girl group backing dance moves complimenting Molly Hamilton's vocal haze, luxurious and shadowy, it might just be my favourite snippet of Almanac yet. One of 2013's early essential albums for sure.
The band are currently on tour in the US with a show tonight in Philadelphia with the wonderful (in my somewhat biased opinion) Lockets - if you are heading to that one, I am very, very jealous.