Kemado Announces True Widow Signing, Slates Sophomore Disc For March 2011 Release

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Allison V. Smith
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We'd been suspecting this for a while now, but, according to a press release sent out by Kemado Records this morning, now it's official: The New York City-based label home to The Sword and Saviour, and formerly to acts like The Soft Pack, Dungen, Marissa Nadler and Langhorne Slim, has announced today its signing of self-described Dallas-based "stonegaze" trio True Widow.

Even better fans of this trio can expect the band's sophomore effort to come out in March 2011. Which is good news for sure--the band's 2008, self-titled debut blew us away when it was released, and remains among our favorite records. And, at recent live shows, the band's new material has sounded just as good, if not better.

In the coming weeks, the band will fly Swedish director Mats Ek, who directed the gorgeous video for their 2008 single "A.K.A.," to town to shoot a follow-up. Expect much more on this new release as it approaches. In the meantime, check out the official announcement after the jump.

TRUE WIDOW SIGNS TO KEMADO RECORDS
 
Dallas-based trio plot March 2011 release
 
NEW YORK, Nov. 2 -- True Widow, the Dallas-based co-ed trio known for creating hauntingly beautiful heavy music, have signed to New York-based Kemado Records with an eye on a March 2011 release.
 
The band, comprised of singer/guitar player DH Phillips,singer/bass player Nicole Estill and drummer Slim Texas, have described their music as "stonegaze" while numerous outlets have offered their take on True Widow's slowcore-meets-rock hybrid.  AOL Spinner described the band's music as "morphine-induced melodies dripping with haunting, heartfelt lyrics...," Punk News said  True Widow does  "to Autolux what Black Sabbath did to metal"  and hometown weekly, The Dallas Observer, described the band's self-titled 2008 debut as simply "incredible."   Retail supporters, Aquarius Records, enthusiastically shared these words with their customers, "Every song here is practically perfect, and each one segues seamlessly into the next, the sort of record where you don't just remember the melody or the lyrics, but which songs comes next, and how long the pause between songs is, the sound just so hypnotic and mesmerizing, a sort of lyseric doom pop, a druggy post rock, but the thing is, none of that really explains how addictive these songs seem to be. Literally, from the moment we first heard this record, we have not been able to stop listening to it."
 
The band's next live outing is Nov. 19 at Club Dada in Dallas.
 
True Widow joins The Sword, Saviours and Xasthur on Kemado's burgeoning roster of heavy music.
 
 
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