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Dallas trio TRUE WIDOW craft patient, rounded music that calls to mind images of foggy dawns and parched fields. Formed in November 2007, TRUE WIDOW released their self-titled debut a year later and immediately caught the ears of the underground. At its core, the music of TRUE WIDOW is powered by the driving, guitar-dense aspects of shoegaze and stoner rock and the heavy, low-moving evocations of ambient music.

Following their auspicious start, the band returned in 2011 with their sophomore full length, As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center To The Circumference Of The Earth. As High As The Highest Heavens saw the band solidify their direction and further mature their sound, but it wasn’t until 2013’s Circumambulation (TRUE WIDOW‘s debut album for independent label Relapse Records) that they reached the heights – both professionally and compositionally – they have now. Circumambulation garnered the band widespread praise both within and beyond the metal world and was praised by publications as diverse as Pitchfork, NPR, Decibel Magazine, and Metal Injection. The band followed up the success of that album with extensive touring across the US, Russia, and Europe, including numerous appearances at renowned festivals such as Roadburn, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Psycho California, and more.

This year, Avvolgere, the forthcoming LP from Texas trio TRUE WIDOW, perfects the formula that Circumambulation established. The album rocks and rolls with serene, rounded climaxes and steep, jangling choruses that engulf the listener with waves of downbeat, saccharine melodies and mesmerizing distortion. TRUE WIDOW‘s signature alternation between male and female vocals helps further blur the boundaries between the heft of stoner rock, the droning atmosphere of shoegaze, and the twangy catchiness of blues and indie rock. It’s both concise and circuitous – the album takes you on a journey that you can’t ever quite predict or expect. Avvolgere is TRUE WIDOW sounding more infectious and consummate than ever before.

True Widow is: D.H. Phillips (guitar/steel guitar/vocals), Nicole Estill (bass/acoustic guitar/vocals), Slim TX (drums/piano)

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  • Roadburn Festival 2017 Announces New Wave Of Bands null_13_12_2016_14_56_58_860 Roadburn Festival 2017 has announced a new wave of band’s including Relapse artists/alumni: Bongzilla Integrity Disfear True Widow King Woman Pinkish Black Lycus Previously Announced: Inter Arma Unearthly Trance More information and tickets: http://www.roadburn.com/roadburn-2017/tickets/
  • TRUE WIDOW Premiere “F.W.T.S: L.T.M” Music Video via Flood Magazine, Kick Off US Tour true-widow Dallas trio TRUE WIDOW, who released their fourth album Avvolgere in late September, have premiered a new music video for “F.W.T.S: L.T.M” via Flood Magazine. The band commented about the video, “Once again we’ve joined forces with our good friend Mats Eks. This is the fourth video he’s done for us and in our opinion it’s easily his most ...
  • TRUE WIDOW Share Full Album Stream of ‘Avvolgere’ via Self-Titled Magazine true-widow-avvolgere Dallas trio TRUE WIDOW have just shared a full stream of their forthcoming new album Avvolgere (out this Friday)! Check out the blissed-out jams now while you read a new track-by-track interview with the band’s drummer Slim via Self-Titled at this location or via Soundcloud here. The band’s recent Mats Ek-directed video for “Theurgist” can be seen below ...
  • TRUE WIDOW Share New Single “O.O.T.P.V.” via Brooklyn Vegan true-widow TRUE WIDOW, the Dallas trio NPR has described as “ribcage-rattling” and as having a “classic ‘90s 4AD” sound, have just premiered a new song, “O.O.T.P.V,” via Brooklyn Vegan. Hear “O.O.T.P.V.” now at this location or via Soundcloud here. The band’s recent Mats Ek-directed video “Theurgist” can be seen below or here: https://youtu.be/mJsdrKkIvXg. The band have also announced their first round of ...
  • TRUE WIDOW Debut “Theurgist” Music Video, Announce North American Dates true-widow-avvolgere-2016-new-album Dallas trio TRUE WIDOW , who recently announced the release of their fourth album Avvolgere (Out Sep 23), have shared a music video for a new song, “Theurgist”, which can be seen here or below: https://youtu.be/mJsdrKkIvXg. “We invited out friend Mats Ek over from Sweden to make a couple of videos for the new record. We wanted this one ...
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