NPR; As pollen season begins to rear its ugly head and the allergy-ridden among us prepare to stay hermits just a few months longer after winter, simpatico musical companions are a must. It’s only fitting that True Widow’s second record, As High as the Highest Heavens and from the Center to the Circumference of the Earth (we’ll abbreviate that title from here on), is a warming headphone album for a bleak snowfall (or a pollen-dusting), moody and dreamy chords crushed by a rumbling low-end.
The self-described “stonegaze” trio from Dallas is as hushed as it is ribcage-rattling. Imagine Low doing heavier, maybe even slower stoner-rock covers of their own songs, all that hurt with the volume turned way up. True Widow is a band that uses volume as an instrument — not for noise, not for metallic machismo, but a way to convey the weight of the world. (… MORE HERE)