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Our friends at Cutty Sark recently invited us to capture an evening of ecstatic happenings at Brooklyn Bowl as part of the inaugural Cutty Sark Presents Series. There was booze, there was bowling, and most importantly, there were bands. Incredible bands, actually, each bringing their own unique offering of energy to the stage.

Widowspeak's music weaves wistful circles around you, reminds you of the feeling of having well-packed red soil beneath your bare feet. Or maybe that's just me. Still, one cannot deny that something about their music sounds a little fantastical; maybe its their use of echoing, thumping drums, rich guitars, or Molly Hamilton's smoky, eternally calm and steady vocals that remind me of some light-drenched forest or meadow.

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What you were, what it was You were fixing to get lost
I tried to tame you, it wasn't long 'til you were takin' off
Lightly, I was on your mind
Lonely on the road at night
You're still a wild one, but what is it you're running from?
All scared, like you're staring down the barrel of the gun
No pistol could get you, no rifle could shoot fast enough
Some try to love you,
but it's never long before you shake 'em off
Lightly, I was on your mind Lonely on the road at night
Lights so low and glare in your eyes
Jump the gun and you were too shy
Lightly, I was on your mind Lonely on the road at night
Lights so low and glare in your eyes
Jump the gun and you were too shy.
- Thank you guys.
I stopped looking for you
I stopped looking for you
And the places I won't go to
Cause they're all yours They're all yours
They're all yours And I was once all yours
They're all yours They're all yours
They're all yours And I was once all yours
Too Too
Too Too
There was something else on your mind
There was someone else on your mind
And we fell behind
They're all yours They're all yours
They're all yours And I was once all yours
They're all yours They're all yours
They're all yours And I was once all yours
Too Too
Too Too
- Thank you guys, and thank you to Cutty Sark for having us in Brooklyn Bowl.
We could stay fast to the ground Don't you like hanging around?
We could stay for the season Maybe I'd give you a reason to
Won't you return in a year Don't you like living here?
You could stay for the season Or have you run out of reasons to
And what of the roots we planted And all that we take for granted
It withers away with the season And leaves without giving a reason why
Why
I'm afraid that nothing lasts Nothing lasts long enough
I'm afraid that nothing lasts Nothing lasts long enough
I'm afraid that nothing lasts Nothing lasts long enough
I'm afraid that nothing lasts Nothing lasts long enough
- Thank you.
I'm in up to my eyeballs It's always where I place the blame
Things they sold me when I was younger Never would've signed my name
Owe a lotta people somethin' and I'm livin' on borrowed time
I know that I should pay attention but I never paid any mind, do you?
You know that I'm always worried that I can never pay my debt
I always feel like I'm running and they haven't caught me yet
I don't know where I'm goin' Someone's always right behind
I know that I should pay attention But I never paid any mind
Never paid any mind and I'd rather give up all my time to you
Living in a borrowed world with you
Living in a borrowed world with you
You know that I'm always worried that I can never pay my debt
I always feel like I'm running and they haven't caught me yet
I don't know where I'm goin' Someone's always right behind
I know that I should pay attention But I never pay 'em any mind
But I never pay 'em any mind I'd rather give up all my time to you
Living in a borrowed world with you
Living in a borrowed world with you
Living in a borrowed world with you
Living in a borrowed world
Living in a borrowed world
Living in a borrowed world
Living in a borrowed world
Living in a borrowed world
Living in a borrowed world
Living in a borrowed world
I've seen girls younger than me Doing things that I've never done
See these girls and think in terms
Well I say who won
And I'm slow-mo for a while
And I was sure enough for a while
Further from my wilder years I get kinder to the younger girls
I've seen girls younger than me So sure of what they want
And it gets harder to focus in on What I wanna focus on
And I'm slow-mo for a while And I was sure enough for a while
Further from my wilder years I get kinder to the younger girls
Further from my wilder years I get kinder to
Further from my wilder years I get kinder to the younger girls
I've seen girls
I've seen girls
I've seen girls
I've seen girls
All this lost, lost time
Spanish moss on my mind
Might be it's pulling me in
Patient like a good friend
Stays til the end
Reading listings in Southern towns
Got these plans of hiding out
Teach myself to slow down
Stop running my mouth
Running out
And in the swamps I'd rest
I'd think about about it less
Or maybe I let it sink in
I want to tell tell the truth again
Again
- Robert Thomas.
Last night I thought of you
The years ago, when bodies grew
Empty homes, a vacant helm
I knew you in the harsh realm
I thought about how it was
I thought about you because
I always think about you
I always think about you
I always think about you
I always think about you
I always think about you
I always think about you
Empty home, a vacant helm
I knew you in the harsh realm
- Thank you all so much.
As the crow flies As he walks in lines
He tells the time Trailing from our eyes
And if we live until we're long in the teeth
Think of me and how i used to be
We could never stay forever
Cause you know we're destined to grow cold
It isn't over until it's over
And what's good is good as gold
As the times change and our bodies go
Will we feel strange in a world that we don't know
And if we live until we're long in the teeth
We'll only dream of how it used to be
And we could never stay forever
Because we know we're destined to grow cold
Are you coming over? It isn't over
And what's good is good as gold
All the light will surround you
Bright gold around you
It's all slowing down
It's all slowing down
It's all slowing down
It's all slowing down
- Thank you guys so much.

Artist Bio

Widowspeak is an American indie rock band from Brooklyn, New York City. They are currently signed to Captured Tracks. The band consists of guitarist and vocalist Molly Hamilton and guitarist Robert Earl Thomas.

The band formed in Brooklyn in 2010 by Tacoma, Washington natives Molly Hamilton and her friend Michael Stasiak, who have known each other since they were teenagers. The pair met with guitarist Robert Earl Thomas and Molly Hamilton began practicing together. The band released their debut album, Widowspeak in August 2011 to critical acclaim. The single "Harsh Realm" was featured in an episode of the television series American Horror Story. In 2012, the band recruited bassist Pamela Garabano-Coolbaugh for their subsequent tours.

After touring extensively for the first album, Stasiak and Garabano-Coolbaugh left the band. At the beginning of 2012, Widowspeak began to work on their second full length album, Almanac. Almanac was recorded by producer Kevin McMahon, who has also produced for Swans and Real Estate. The recording sessions took place in a century-old barn in the Hudson River Valley late in the summer of 2012. Almanac was released January 22, 2013. In March 2013, Widowspeak was named one of Fuse TV's 30 must-see artists at SXSW.

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