Widowspeak | @Buzzsession
Our friends at The Wild Honey Pie just posted a couple of videos and accompanying tracks from one of its “Buzzsessions” recorded with Brooklyn’s Widowspeak at the book-lined studio of Alex Sterling in upper Manhattan. The band performed two of their more beautifully transporting songs “Perennials” and “Devil Knows” from off their 2012 LP release, “Almanac”. “Perennials” is a wonderfully dreamy, cascading song about the fleeting nature of things: “I’m afraid, nothing lasts / Nothing lasts.” The “Devil Knows” is a dark track about not being able to escape the eye of the devil. I love that in the middle of the track, electric guitar seems to chase and mimic lead singer Molly Hamilton’s voice like a shadow. Eric Weiner produced the two video clips, along with the help of many others in recording them. Hamilton’s voice never sounded better, like some soft lakeside fay singing within the woodlands. (It’s a sound that reminds me Hope Sandoval.) It’s nice to actually watch and listen to Widowspeak perform, because I’m so used to visualizing the band as its two founding members. But it requires more than the two to accomplish their sound live. You can download a copy of the live songs at soundcloud courtesy of the band and The Wild Honey Pie. Follow the band at facebook. — David D. Robbins Jr.