True Widow – ‘O.O.T.P.V.’

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The doom rock of True Widow returns this month with their latest album ‘AVVOLGERE’ (out through Relapse on September 23). The Texan sludgegazers serve up another heavy hitter in ‘O.O.T.P.V.’, which follows the lead single ‘Theurgist’. It’s good to have them back, I often return to my all-time fave True Widow tune; ‘Skull Eyes‘.

 
True Widow – ‘O.O.T.P.V.’

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True Widow – ‘Four Teeth’

TRUE WIDOW - 'FOUR TEETH'

Dallas stoner/shoegaze trio True Widow give us their third LP ‘Circumambulation’ on July 23 via Relapse Records – stream it via Advance now! Album cut ‘Four Teeth’ follows lead single ‘HW:R’ and opener ‘Creeper’ – all with that trademark slow-motion guitar chugging action! The haunting ‘Four Teeth’ is a slow burner that contrasts female vocals against a persistent feeling of being dragged under the speakers. If the guitar was tuned any lower the strings would fall off! True Widow haven’t re-invented themselves on ‘Circumambulation’ but they consistently deliver quality tunes.

 
True Widow – ‘Four Teeth’

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True Widow – ‘HW:R’

TRUE WIDOW – ‘CIRCUMAMBULATION’ [TRAILER]

Vice’s new music channel Noisey have premiered ‘HW:R’, the new single from True Widow. Just last week we got a glimpse at their new record ‘Circumambulation’ (out July 23 through Relapse Records). The Texan’s sludgey, stoner rock is like a rock n’ roll bean bag I don’t want to climb out of!

 
True Widow – ‘HW:R’

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True Widow – ‘Circumambulation’ [Trailer]

TRUE WIDOW – ‘CIRCUMAMBULATION’ [TRAILER]

Not only was True Widow’s ‘As High As the Highest Heavens and From the Center to the Circumference of the Earth’ one of the longest album titles of 2011, it was also one of that year’s stand out records! If you missed ‘Skull Eyes’ check out the video here. Today the Texas-based trio announced the follow up LP ‘Circumambulation’, out July 23 through Relapse Records (pre-orders are up). Check out the studio footage below…

 
True Widow – ‘Circumambulation’ [Trailer]

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True Widow – 'Bathyscaphe' & 'I.N.O'

It’s getting late in the year and I can still say that True Widow‘s ‘Skull Eyes‘ is one of my favourite tracks of 2011. True Widow’s ridiculously long titled album, ‘As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center Of The Circumference Of The Earth‘ is top notch sludgy rock! So upon hearing the news of a new True Widow EP I was so excited that a little bit of pee came out. Joking, joking!

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True Widow‘s ‘I.N.O’ was recorded by the Texans themselves at their practice space with their own gear, before the last album was released. In fact, according to truewidow.com it was their first recording.

So I know what you’re thinking – oh right, so now they’ve released a full album we’re being fed the outtakes and b-sides. Thankfully, this is not the case. There’s three totally fresh tunes on the ‘I.N.O’ EP that are just as heavy and expansive as anything True Widow have produced to date. From the opening instrumental ‘For Grace’ to the fourteen minute epic of the title track, this EP works as its own self contained mini-album.

‘I.N.O’ drives along like an old grunge tune at half speed, getting more progressive and experimental as it stumbles forward. Whereas ‘Bathyscaphe’ starts with a hypnotic and raw guitar line before kicking into a full on swagger. Like only Texans can! It eventually builds with the female backing vocals while the guitar sound descends towards the scratchiness of a blown out speaker. ‘Bathyscaphe’ is a slow grind and blends into the more haunting tune, ‘S.Y.B’.

True Widow – ‘I.N.O’ tracklist…
1. For Grace
2. I.N.O
3. Bathyscaphe
4. S.Y.B
5. S.F.H.D

Grab True Widow’s ‘I.N.O’ EP on CD or download via Kemado / visit True Widow @ www.truewidow.com.

True Widow – ‘Skull Eyes’

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Thankyou Texas! Thankyou Jebus! And thankyou Kemado Records for delivering the awe inspiring sound of True Widow. How was that for a lead in? These guys (and girl) deserve every accolade coming to them.

If the weight of this groove doesn’t move you a little please turn off your computer and stick your head in a bucket. The deep dredging guitars heard on Skull Eyes are fantastic combined with the sombre male and female vocal delivery.

Quite possibly my top song of the year (so far). The album is equally brilliant. Get the album ‘As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center Of The Circumference Of The Earth’ (Yup, the album is so epic it needed an epic title) from their blog – www.truewidow.blogspot.com.