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Widowspeak on tour in Vienna, 2011
Background information
OriginNew York City, New York, United States
Years active2010-present
LabelsCaptured Tracks
WebsiteOfficial Widowspeak website
MembersMolly Hamilton
Robert Earl Thomas
James Jano
Willy Muse
Past membersPamela Garavano-Coolbaugh
Michael Stasiak

Widowspeak is an American indie rock band from Brooklyn, New York City, United States. They are currently signed to Captured Tracks. The band consists of guitarist and vocalist Molly Hamilton and guitarist Robert Earl Thomas.[2]


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.[2] The pair met with guitarist Robert Earl Thomas and 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 Garavano-Coolbaugh for their subsequent tours.[2][3]

After touring extensively for the first album, Stasiak and Garavano-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.[4] In March 2013, Widowspeak was named one of Fuse TV's 30 must-see artists at SXSW [5]



Studio albums[edit]

  • Widowspeak (16 August 2011, Captured Tracks label)
  • Almanac (22 January 2013, Captured Tracks label)
  • All Yours (28 August 2015, Captured Tracks label)
  • Expect the Best (25 August 2017, Captured Tracks label)

Other releases[edit]

  • Harsh Realm 7" (2011, Captured Tracks label)
  • Gun Shy 7" (2011, Captured Tracks label)


  • The Swamps (November 2013, Captured Tracks label)


  1. ^ Smith, Lauren (2017-08-23). "Widowspeak - Expect The Best // Album Review". LONDON IN STEREO. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  2. ^ a b c Burcz, Chelsea. "Widowspeak Gets to the Point". Interview Magazine. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Widowspeak Announce New LP, Share Track | News". Pitchfork. 2012-11-13. Retrieved 2015-09-06.
  4. ^ "New Album by Widowspeak". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-09-06.
  5. ^ "30 Must-See Acts at SXSW 2013 - Photos - South by Southwest - Festivals - Fuse". Fuse.tv. 2015-09-01. Retrieved 2015-09-06.

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