Widowspeak Announce New Album and Tour, Share “Dog” Video

Expect the Best Due Out August 25 via Captured Tracks

Jun 26, 2017
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Widowspeak have announced a new album, Expect the Best, and shared a video for its first single, "Dog." They have also announced some tour dates. Expect the Best is due out August 25 via Captured Tracks. Below is the "Dog" video, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, and the band's upcoming tour dates.

A press release says of the band's sound on the album: "Sonically, they exist somewhere in the overlap between somber indie rock, dream pop, slow-core, and their own invented genre, 'cowboy grunge.'" 

Frontwoman Molly Hamilton had this to say about the album in a press release: "In the past I've felt compelled to write songs that are more optimistic than I'm actually feeling, as if I could make it true, as if everything in the past was significant or beautiful in a way, even if it was painful. But the truth is that not everything makes sense, and not every day of your life is an experience of clear cut emotional clarity. I struggle with this compulsion to pull away from people, pull away from the things I enjoy doing, and sometimes literally picking up and moving away when I am feeling uneasy and anxious about my future in a given space, physical or mental. Social media these days can exacerbate that as well."

Expect the Best Tracklist: 

1. The Dream
2. When I Tried
3. Dog
4. Warmer
5. Good Sport
6. Let Me
7. Right On
8. Expect the Best
9. Fly On the Wall

Widowspeak Tour Dates:

07/27 - Teulon, MB - Ignite Retreats (Real Love Summer Fest)
09/08 - Boston, MA - Great Scott
09/09 - Burlington, VT - ArtsRiot
09/11 - Toronto, ON - Garrison
09/12 - Detroit, MI - El Club
09/13 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
09/15 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
09/16 - Madison, WI - High Noon
09/17 - Des Moines, IA - Des Moines Social Club
09/19 - Denver, CO - Hi Dive
09/20 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
09/21 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
09/22 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
09/23 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
09/24 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
09/26 - San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall
09/27 - Visalia, CA - Cellar Door
09/28 - Los Angeles, CA - Pico Union
09/29 - San Diego, CA - The Hideout
09/30 - Phoenix, AZ - Rebel Lounge
10/01 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
10/03 - Austin, TX - Sidewinder
10/04 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa
10/05 - Birmingham, AL - Syndicate Lounge
10/06 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
10/07 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
10/08 - Asheville, NC - The Mothlight
10/10 - Washington, DC - DC9
10/11 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot and Saddle
10/12 - Kingston, NY - BSP Kingston
10/13 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade

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