We weren't planning to blog this week, but tonight's Replay show of Jaill / Widowspeak looks too hip not to mention. Also, it's snowing like hell on Spring Break, so what else have we got to do? Plus, we like bands that are interestingly punctuated (look at that second "l" in Jaill!) or playfully named (Widow Speak? Widow's Peak?).
Pitchfork bestows a respectable 7.3 on the buzzy Brooklyn duo Widowspeak's Almanac (full review here ):
"A new focus on low-range brings out even more of the "creepy Disney soundtrack folk group"-- Hamilton's original idea for a band called Widow's Peak-- behind the spidery banjo and baroque accordions in "Thick as Thieves".
You had us at "creepy Disney soundtrack folk group."
But it's the following snippet from Rolling Stone's 3 and 1/2 star review that really gets us going: "the overall Twin Peaks vibe is so thick David Lynch should get a production credit." (Full review here).
Look for us at the bar obnoxiously rattling off Twin Peaks quotes all evening: "The owls are not what they seem!"