True Widow, who recently announced the release of their fourth album, ‘Avvolgere’ (out Sept. 23 via Relapse Records), have now shared a video for new song, Theurgist. Watch it below via YouTube.
“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. Hopefully they’ll add a Toronto date soon – fingers crossed.
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 (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: truewidow.bandcamp.com and here itunes.apple.com/us/album/avvolgere/id1132756454. Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse’s webstore: 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.
True Widow is D.H. Phillips (guitar/steel guitar/vocals), Nicole Estill (bass/acoustic guitar/vocals) and Slim TX (drums/piano).