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True Widow Debut “Theurgist” Video, Announce U.S. Tour Dates

True Widow, who recently announced the release of their fourth album, Avvolgere (Sept. 23, Relapse Records), share a video for new song, “Theurgist”:  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 to be pretty simple. Just us playing the song with no story line,” explained singer/guitar player D.H. Phillips of the new clip. “As for making it something worth watching we wanted it to be psychedelic but in an organic way. We attached several prisms to the lens of the camera and put the camera on a spinning sculpture base. Mats took it home and lost his mind editing the footage with the instruction to make it as crazy as possible. He did good. “

The band have also announced their first round of U.S. tour dates in support of the ten-song album, with the tour launching on Oct. 13 in Phoenix:

October 13  Phoenix, AZ  Last Exit
October 14  Los Angeles, CA  The Echo
October 15  San Francisco, CA  Brick & Mortar
October 17  Portland, OR  Holocene
October 18  Seattle, WA  Highline
October 19  Boise, ID  Neurolux
October 20  Salt Lake City, UT  Urban Lounge
October 22  Denver, CO  Larimer Lounge
October 23  Kansas City, KS  Riot Room
October 24  Norman, OK  The Opolis
November 3  New Orleans, LA  Zeitgeist
November 4  Birmingham, AL  Syndicate Lounge
November 5  Orlando, FL  Will’s Pub
November 7  Atlanta, GA  The Earl
November 8  Charlotte, NC  The Station
November 9  Nashville, TN  The End
November 11  Richmond, VA  Strange Matter
November 12  Baltimore, MD  Metro Gallery
November 13  Philadelphia, PA  Johnny Brenda’s
November 14  Boston, MA  Great Scott
November 15  New York, NY  Market Hotel
November 17  Pittsburgh, PA  Cattivo
November 18  Cleveland, OH  Malhall’s
November 19  Chicago, IL  Empty Bottle
November 20  Detroit, MI  El Club
November 21  Louisville, KY  Zanzabar

Lowlands open Oct. 13 to Oct. 24

The first single from the album, “Entheogen,” is streaming now (https://soundcloud.com/relapserecords/06-entheogen/s-rnXOS) and is available as an instant download, as is “Theurgist,” with digital pre-orders, which can be found here: http://truewidow.bandcamp.com/ and here https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/avvolgere/id1132756454. Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse’s webstore: http://relapse.com/true-widow-avvolgere/.

The band recorded Avvolgere with Matt Pence, who also recorded their 2013 release, Circumambulation, at his Echo Lab studio in Argyle, Tex. earlier this year.  NPR marveled at band’s mastery of using “volume as an instrument,” while Pitchfork commented on their ability to “find virtue in pairing grit with sluggishness.” “Over the course of three albums,” the Wall Street Journal said in an article on the DFW-outfit, “the Dallas-based band has refined a sound rooted in focused repetition, bass-heavy guitar drones, ethereal vocals, and almost always, crawling tempos.” With Avvolgere, True Widow perfects their craft, featuring serene, rounded climaxes and steep, jangling choruses that engulf the listener with waves of downbeat, saccharine melodies and mesmerizing distortion.

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