by Doug Moore
Young Widows at Le Poisson Rouge, 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Though Young Widows have only been around since 2006 and only have three LPs under their belts, they already feel like something of an institution -- noisy rock music is becoming increasingly popular, and their ventures into the field have been as strong as anyone's.
Young Widows have also changed their approach substantially with each album, which makes their upcoming two-night NYC stand at Saint Vitus on 1/26 and 1/27 exciting. On Sunday the 26th (tix here), they'll be playing their as-yet-unreleased fourth album Easy Pain in its entirety, with a supporting set from longtime Swans guitarist Norman Westberg. On Monday the 27th (tix here), they'll be trotting out their second album (and my personal favorite) Old Wounds, with support from Phantom Family Halo. They'll be doing the same thing at The Boot & Saddle in Philly on 1/28 and 1/29, with Easy Pain & support from Fight Amp on the 28th (tix here) and Old Wounds plus Pygmy Lush on the 29th (tix here).
Stream a few Old Wounds-era Young Widows jams below...
Young Widows -- 2014 Tour Dates
1/26 Saint Vitus Brooklyn, NY (performing Easy Pain) w/ Norman Westberg
1/27 Saint Vitus Brooklyn, NY (performing Old Wounds) w/ Phantom Family Halo
1/28 Boot & Saddle Philadelphia, PA (performing Easy Pain) w/ Fight Amp
1/29 Boot & Saddle Philadelphia, PA (performing Old Wounds) w/ Pygmy Lush