Kemado just put out True Widow’s As High As the Highest Heavens And From the Center to the Circumference of the Earth (a mouthful, I know) on March, 29, 2011. Imagine if Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star was really into My Bloody Valentine, Codeine, stoner rock, drone, and doom metal. Well… you’d pretty much get True Widow. Low’s an oft-mentioned reference point as well since True Widow plays slow music and some of these songs feature some guy-girl harmonized vocals, but sonically True Widow is more rooted in doom and 90’s alt-rock. Personally, I also can’t help but think this sounds a lot like something Jason Martin of Starflyer 59 could have written early in his musical career. But anyway… I’ll quit trying to pigeonhole them for a moment. This record does sound really good, and it’s worth checking out if you like any of the aforementioned bands or genres. Not really my shtick right now, but Pitchfork seems to like them well enough at the moment and you might too ;). Yeah, that’s right… I just emoticon’d the shit out of you. While it’s up, you can stream the whole album over at NPR’s site.
Or, you could just have a listen to “Skull Eyes” from True Widow’s new album As High as the Highest Heavens… here: