Leading up to the release of their stunning new LP on May 2nd, True Widow have unveiled the music video for its lead track ‘Skull Eyes’.
Having recently signed to Kemado for this release, the band have already received an excellent reaction stateside from the likes of Pitchfork, Village Voice and Stereogum. Combining the slow-core of Low and Codeine, the Shoegaze textures of My Bloody Valentine and the heavier sounds associated with label mates The Sword and Xasthur, True Widow have forged a niche all of their own.
Here’s the blurb:
Big guitar, bigger drums and the biggest bass (played by D.H., Slim, and Nikki, respectively) effortlessly recreate the unending skies of prairie America, where storms blow across with fury, horizons are unencumbered by the choke of skyscrapers and electric light, and the atmosphere pushes you down. A rumbling backdrop of distortion churns away, both behind and within True Widow’s plaintive song structures, but never overpowers it. Across a 50-minute runtime, the nine songs here range from excavated alt-rock anthems (“Night Witches,” “Skull Eyes”) to methodical epics like “Boaz” and “Blooden Horse,” to triumphant bulldozers of sound like “NH,” which splits the difference between dirge and hymn, the instruments staring into the ground while D.H. and Nikki’s voices ascend to the clouds.
Judge for yourself from the video for ‘Skull Eyes.’