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new music: Robert Earl Thomas

 

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–“What Am I Gonna Do” is a beautiful, wistful song from Widowspeak guitarist Robert Earl Thomas. The song sets a particular mood of options and choices with its dreamy and winding melody and soothing vocals. This song reminds me of “Watching the Wheels” by John Lennon. The vocals also make me think Daniel Ash of Love and Rockets. The new black and white video finds Robert wandering alone around lower Manhattan at night, the vast skyline flush with opportunity behind him.

Robert said: “’What Am I Gonna Do’ is more about an era of my life than any particular relationship, although some really concrete endings had me scrambling during that time. I was sort of lost without any obvious sense of self, either as a lover or as the person I thought I moved to New York to become. The song’s central question still dogs me, but what am I gonna do? I mean everyone has those moments of doubt. For the video, it made sense to shoot in lower Manhattan because a lot of those memories are set against that part of the city; and to do it with Otium who has been a friend since I was that other me.”

His solo debut, Another Age [Captured Tracks] will be released on February 16, 2018.

Another Age

Track listing:

1 – Another Age

2 – I Remember

3 – Cryin’

4 – The Weather

5 – Wednesday Morning

6 – Winona Forever

7 – My Fault

8 – What Am I Gonna Do

9 – Word of Mouth

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fall tour: Widowspeak

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Indie rock band Widowspeak kicks off a fall tour in support of new album– Expect the Best [Captured Tracks]–out August 25, 2017.  The band recently released a swirling single called “Dog.” Widowspeak’s Molly Hamilton told NPR the song “Dog” is, “about the compulsion to move on from things and places, even people, when you’re not necessarily ready to. Sometimes, I get caught up in ‘the grass is always greener’ mentalities, or cling to an idea that ‘I’d be happy if…’ and then make a drastic change. Then, inevitably, I feel restless a few months later and it starts again.” read NPR interview here

 

Expect The Best tracklisting:

The Dream
When I Tried
Dog
Warmer
Good Sport
Let Me
Right On
Expect The Best
Fly On The Wall

TOUR DATES:

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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MUSIC: what I’m into right now [Chvrches, MGMT, Widowspeak]

CHVRCHES, The Bones of What You Believe
–Chvrches arranges thoughtful electronic music– layered, twisting, complex– to complement singer Lauren Mayberry’s lovely, emotive vocals.

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MGMT, MGMT
— MGMT mixes older styles with newer styles. catchy but real. I’ve been a fan since the first album.

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Widowspeak, The Swamps EP out October 29
–moody, compelling, dark

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Widowspeak TOUR DATES:

10/01 – Oxford, MS – Lamar Lounge
10/02 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
10/04 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/05 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ
10/08 – McAllen, TX – Simon Sez
10/11 – Austin TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/12 – Marfa, TX – El Cosmico
10/13 – Albuquerque, NM – Low Spirits**
10/14 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rhythm Room**
10/15 – San Diego, CA – The Void**
10/16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo**
10/18 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel**
10/19 – Davis, CA – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen**
10/21 – Eugene, OR – Cozmic Pizza**
10/22 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club**
* supporting Iron & Wine

10/23 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey**
10/24 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar**
10/25 – Boise, ID – Neurolux**
10/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge**
10/27 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge**
10/28 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown Jr**
10/30 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry**
10/31 – Chicago, IL – Schubas**
11/01 – Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch**
11/02 – Toronto, ON – Silver Dollar Room**
11/03 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore**
11/04 – Winooski, VT – The Monkey House**
11/05 – Cambridge, MA – TT the Bear’s Place**
11/06 – New Haven, CT – BAR Nightclub**
11/08 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom**
**with Pure Bathing Culture

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