True Widow, the Dallas trio have premiered a new song, O.O.T.P.V via Brooklyn Vegan – take a listen here – brooklynvegan.com/stream-true-widows-o-o-t-p-v/.
O.O.T.P.V is the third song the band has shared from their forthcoming album, ‘Avvolgere’ (out on Sept. 23 via Relapse Records), having previously debuted the video for Theurgist and kicking off news of the new album’s forthcoming release with a stream of Entheogen. All three songs are available as instant downloads with digital pre-orders, which can be found here: truewidow.bandcamp.com and itunes.apple.com/us/album/avvolgere/id1132756454. Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse’s webstore: relapse.com/true-widow-avvolgere.
The band recently 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 6 Gainesville, FL The Atlantic
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
Mary Lattimore opens Nov. 3 to Nov. 21
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).
For more information on True Widow, visit facebook.com/truewidowofficial.