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Dallas, United States (2007 – present)

Up from the warm, almost oppressively humid Texas air rises a din. The sound is created by only three people. For now, we’ll just call them D.H., Nikki and Slim. The music that they are creating might be the aural equivalent of walking down a farm-to-market road on a foggy morning just before day breaks.

The clamor began in November 2007 when these three humans came together to form True Widow. As is to be expected, they set about committing this alchemy to tape and from this arose their self-titled debut in November 2008. True Widow was recorded by the more-than-capable hands of Matt Pence at his Echo Lab studio. But then came time to spread the good word. So they headed out West and then out East, bringing their simultaneously breathless and heavy live set with them.

Guitarist Dan Phillips and bassist Nicole Estill trade off on lead vocals, sometimes harmonizing. Phillips previously served guitar and lead vocal duties in the more indie rock-oriented Dallas band Slowride. True Widow’s self-titled debut album was released in 2008 on the small Texas label End Sounds. They toured the U.S. in spring 2011 opening for Surfer Blood and …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, and in fall 2011 opening for Boris and Asobi Seksu. In May 2012 they toured with Kurt Vile. True Widow’s third album is scheduled for release in late spring 2013 on Relapse Records, which signed the band in January 2013. It is being recorded at the Echo Lab studio in Argyle, TX with producer Matt Pence, who produced their sophomore album.

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  • Objectpascal

    Such a great band <3

    13 Jul 3:05pm Reply
  • Sasha95sss

    влюбилась! группа недели!

    26 Jun 9:46pm Reply
  • rozoviy-floyd

    Несмотря на серьезные препятствия, True Widow отлично сыграли в Москве. Пока что это лучший концерт в моей жизни!

    29 Apr 9:32am Reply
  • omaCore

    Love the doomy atmosphere. [2] True. Looking forward to see them live on saturday.

    8 Apr 9:34am Reply
  • Nekrovoor

    Pretty good, I like it. Love the doomy atmosphere.

    27 Mar 10:13pm Reply
  • helvettt

    Also, since True Widow have a really strong "slowcore" base, you can listen to Duster.

    11 Mar 8:41am Reply
  • c00lio

    youre all i need

    11 Feb 1:08am Reply
  • fade__out

    2antiperiodic - check LANTVRN and Soviet (from TX), these bands are stonegaze as fuck.

    8 Feb 5:20pm Reply
  • helvettt

    @antiperiodic Tape Deck Mountain have some similar songs. Also Broken Water's Whet album is similar, and Chelsea Wolfe's Pale on Pale.

    12 Jan 11:52pm Reply
  • Elvenefris-

    Nothing new, just done fantastic. Glad I came by this.

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • antiperiodic

    These guys are great. Can anyone recommend anything that sounds similar?

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Conspiracy25

    Circumambulation \m/

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • vals81

    Here pics and impressions of the Berlin concert: http://itsonlymusicbutlive.com/2013/12/10/berlin-lido-kurt-vile-the-violators-true-widow/

    10 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Finnegannon

    Reminds me a little of Starflyer 59.

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • jc-vs-hst

    The guitar tone is just amazing

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • pppaul0

    http://grooveshark.com/playlist/True+Widow/93099147

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Megantron

    Loving this

    30 Nov 2013 Reply
  • MelvinfromHell

    Hi there guys, I'm searching for a sludge/doom/drone-band from UK or USA, I've forgotten the name of. I think they are all-female and only got 1 album. The album is a bit hip and has an insider's tip-status. I think it was a hipster who told me about them. This hint is a bit stupid, but they didnt really look metal-ish, more like slackers/grungers. I dont remember if there was singing, but if it was clean. No growling or anything. I think the album-cover was pretty dark and had a skull on it in some way. Any help will be highly appreciated. I know that these hints are not much help. Greetings, Franz

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • alexjohanssen

    Fourth Teeth

    12 Nov 2013 Reply
  • mmgar

    it isn't innovative, but listening is feeling great. I am entering it.

    10 Nov 2013 Reply
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