Widowspeak Reveal New Song “The Dream” + Feature with SPIN

Today Widowspeak reveal the third single, “The Dream,” from their forthcoming full-length Expect The Best.  Calling the track a “sublime escape,” Spin premiered “The Dream” alongside their feature on the band. Of the album they say,”throughout Expect the Best, familiar vintage textures and dreamy vocals only partially disguise a sense that all may not be well. The alt-rock influence slips in as a brooding chill, a spookiness that never found such voice on past Widowspeak albums.”  Read the story here and listen to today’s single here:


Widowspeak will release Expect The Best on August 25 on Captured Tracks. In support of the new album, the band will tour the US this fall, beginning in Boston on September 8 at The Great Scott and concluding in Brooklyn at Rough Trade on October 13. All dates are listed below including newly confirmed shows in the US and Europe.

Expect the Best is the follow up to 2015’s All Yours. While previous albums were conceived as a duo with lead guitarist Robert Earl Thomas, the new LP finds Widowspeak playing to the specific strengths of the current touring incarnation (James Jano on drums, Willy Muse on bass). The album, recorded by Kevin MacMahon (SwansReal Estate), exhibits a marked increase in energy that reflects the band’s live show and the organic way it was created: by four people in a room together. The band collectively navigate dynamic changes with subtlety and restraint; the nine tracks here reach highs of wide-eyed lushness and plumb the depths of resigned melancholy. Their usual palette of dusty guitars and angular twang are still here front and center, but now with a bit more 90s homage, even if abstractly.

Expect The Best Tracklisting:

The Dream

When I Tried



Good Sport

Let Me

Right On

Expect The Best

Fly On The Wall

Pre-order Expect The Best:

Physical | Digital

Tour Dates

09/08 – Boston, MA – Great Scott

09/09 – Burlington, VT – ArtsRiot

09/11 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison

09/12 – Detroit, MI – El Club

09/13 – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle

09/15 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry

09/17 – Des Moines, IA – Des Moines Social Club

09/19 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive

09/20 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

09/21 – Boise, ID – Neurolux

09/22 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

09/23 – Seattle, WA – Barboza

09/24 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret

09/26 – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall

09/27 – Visalia, CA – The Cellar Door

09/28 – Los Angeles, CA – Pico Union Project

09/29 – San Diego, CA – Space Bar

09/30 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge

10/01 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf

10/03 – Austin, TX – Sidewinder

10/04 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa

10/05 – Birmingham, AL – Syndicate Lounge

10/06 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt

10/07 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

10/08 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight

10/09 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall

10/10 – Washington, DC – DC9

10/11 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot and Saddle

10/12 – Kingston, NY – BSP Kingston

10/13 – New York, NY – Rough Trade NYC

11/14 – Amsterdam, NL – Sugarfactory

11/15 – Utrecht, NL -Db’s

11/17 – Birmingham, UK -Actress & Bishop

11/18 – Glasgow, UK -Nice n Sleazy

11/20 – London, UK – Oslo

11/21 – Brighton, UK -The Hope

11/23 – Rotterdam, NL – Rotown

11/26 – Berlin, DE -Volksbühne

11/27 – Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang

11/28 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega

11/29 – Stockholm, SWE -Obaren

11/30 – Oslo, NO – Revolver

12/01 – Gothenburg, SWE -Oceanen

12/02 – Lund, SWE -Mejeriet

09.08 – 10.13 (except 09.13) w/ Clearance

bold = newly confirmed

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