WIDOWSPEAK FILLED BOWERY WITH THEIR DARK AND DREAMY TUNES [PHOTOS]

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Photos by Eliana Rowe

Welcome Campers alum Widowspeak returned to New York on Friday night after their fall U.S. tour. Opening their homecoming was Spires, an up-and-coming psych rock outfit from Brooklyn. The quartet of shaggy haired dudes rocked the ballroom with their groovy vibes and “whatever” attitudes. Portand-based Pure Bathing Culture followed with a nostalgic dream pop sound that mesmerized the audience. The band’s mystical performance set a high precedent for the headliner.

The first time I saw Widowspeak was on a boat in upstate New York, playing a stripped down set consisting of only Molly Hamilton (vocals, guitar) and Rob Earl Thomas (guitar). This time, Molly and Rob were backed by a full band who filled the ballroom with dark and dreamy tunes. Despite the mellow sound of their music, Widowspeak’s set was very high energy, especially when Rob played his guitar behind his head during their new single “The Swamps” like a true guitar hero. Projections of psychedelic nature visuals danced on the stage, which were later replaced by an old photo of Rob and surprise “Happy Birthday” message for him. From all of us at The Wild Honey Pie, happy belated birthday Rob! In celebration of his birthday, be sure to check out Widowspeak’s dazzling new EP The Swamps.

Widowspeak

Pure Bathing Culture

Spires

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