photos and video by Jessica Amaya

Widowspeak @ Glasslands
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Widowspeak played their record release show at Glasslands on August 2 with Hoop Dreams, who just signed to Captured Tracks and were making their NYC live debut. Ex-Cops, and Crinkles were also on the bill. According to Pop Gun, who booked the show:

Captured Tracks label mates and Virginia natives Hoop Dreams played direct support with a packed stage (they have 6 members!) which included a few rotations like a little double teaming tambourine and even some violin action over the sentimental post-punk jams.

Widowspeak totally ruled the night. The band didn't say more than a few 'thank yous' when they took the stage, but they proceeded to play such a gorgeous set. Everything sounded really tight even though some of the material was really new, they even debuted a live performance of one of the album tracks!

Widowspeak's self titled debut came out on Captured Tracks this past Tuesday (8/9). You can purchase the album as LP/CD at the Captured Tracks webstore.

As mentioned, Widowspeak are supporting Vivian Girls on a September tour which culminates in a show at Knitting Factory on September 20. Tickets are still available. They also open for Woods at Bowery Ballroom on Saturday (8/13). Tickets for that show are still available too.

Updated dates, more pictures, and video of Widowspeak from the show below...

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Widowspeak @ Glasslands Gallery 8.2.2011

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Widowspeak -- 2011 Tour Dates
Sat-Aug 13 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom#
Tue-Sep-06 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's *
Wed-Sep-07 Baltimore, MD Ottobar *
Sun-Sep-11 New Orleans, LA TBD *
Mon-Sep-12 Jackson, MS Sneaky Beans *
Tue-Sep-13 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone *
Wed-Sep-14 St Louis, MO Billiken Club *
Thu-Sep-15 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle *
Fri-Sep-16 Toronto, ON Parts and Labor *
Sat-Sep-17 Syracuse, NY The 219 Takeover! *
Mon-Sep-19 Boston, MA Great Scott *
Tue-Sep-20 New York, NY Knitting Factory *
* - w/ Vivian Girls
# - w/ Woods, Ducktails, White Fence