|Widowspeak / Expect The Best|
|Add Date:||2017-09-27|| ||Pull Date:||2017-11-29|| |
|Week Ending:||3 Dec||19 Nov||12 Nov||5 Nov||29 Oct||22 Oct||15 Oct||8 Oct|
After three full length albums of full Americana with all of the seams exposed, Widowspeak are now going the full Mazzy Star, leaning into the dream pop world with Expect the Best. Expect The Best, is a fitting analog to the nine-song collection within: mesmerizingly introspective, nakedly nostalgic. Here Widowspeak continues its exploration of dreamy, ’90s-indebted “cowboy grunge,” somewhere in the overlap between sombre indie rock, dream pop, slow-core and their own invented genre.|
Like:Sharon Van Etten, Mazzy Star, Tennis, Wye Oak
Play: 1, 2, 3, 6.
1.The Dream (4:19) - Stunning, mixing Brian Jonestown Massacre-esque chugging guitars with brief country twangs.
2.When I Tried (4:42) - Concentrates on lack of motivationits chorus washing over you like a wave of blissful, shoegazey psychedelics.
3.Dog (3:49) - Slow mellow-sad shoegazy ballad.
4.Warmer (3:50) - Serious sounding four-chord sequence soaked in layers of sound.
5.Good Sport (1:45) - Short drumless, eclectic grungy track.
6.Let Me (3:43) - Climactic swells, orgasmic climax of soaring guitars and crashing percussion.
7.Right On (2:51) - Dramatic keyboards and a persistent guitar hook.
8.Expect the Best (3:34) Reverb-drenched indie rock.
9.Fly on the Wall (6:59) Swirling round and round in an ever increasing frenzy until it wears itself out.