Recapitulation {goodbye 08.:.hello 09}

it's been a good year and a great start for the band. we've put together some album reviews, playlist/podcasts that were kind enough to include us, and links to some of the bands we had the pleasure of playing with for anyone that's interested in those sorts of things.


"True Widow crafts a record so subtle in its arrangement and melodies that listeners do not immediately realize just how catchy it is." -ScenePointBlank

"Hauntingly beautiful and brutal, but never unmelodic, the Matt Pence-produced True Widow is a debut of rare sonic depth and magnitude." -Dallas Observer 2008 Top 20 Local Albums {#9}

"Late in the game and without warning"..."distills the best of the past three decades into one patient, ageless, and accessible rock refresher. Possibly the best rock Texas has offered since Bedhead" -Crawdaddy 2008 Top 10 {#1}

"It’s a rare delight to hear such a record - one that draws you in from start to finish - but this is just that. For a trio, they sound massive." -Issue Oriented

"Long a fan of the genre, I’ve listened to plenty of bands like this that weren’t worth my time to know that True Widow offer something more" -Tangzine

"Dallas' own True Widow has, well, basically come out of nowhere in the past couple months to fill the surprisingly heavy void within the city's scene--and fill it quite capably, thanks."..."This is a heavy, slow-moving, and, at times, crushingly brutal record." -Dallas Observer

"On occasion I’m left blown away...this happened recently with the band True Widow" -Pasta Primavera

D Magazine 2008 Top 10 Texas Albums {#1}


Dreaming In Stereo "playlist Nov.23"

NF.Mix Ep7 "Moments In Life"

East Village Radio "17 Dots #11"

Human Pleasure "playlist Nov.24"

Burning World "Pod Fodder Vol.15"

The Tripwire Podcast #42


KFLI- Prescott AZ } WSIN- New Haven CT } XTSR- Towson MD } WXLV- Schnecksville PA } WUPX- Marquette MI } WMLU- Farmville VA } WMSR- Oxford OH } KZSU- Stanford CA } WAWL- Chattanooga TN } WBWC- Berea OH } KSLU2- Hammond LA } KWTS- Canyon TX } WVOF- Fairfield CT } WNTE- Mansfield PA } WDWN- Auburn NY } WSYC- Shippensburg PA } WGLS- Glassboro NJ } WSBF- Clemson SC } CHMR- St. John's NF } KVCU- Boulder CO } KHSU- Arcata CA } WRSU- New Brunswick NJ } WONC- Naperville IL } WLOY- Baltimore MD } WGMU- Fairfax VA } KBSU- Boise ID } KWUR- St. Louis MO }


the Black Angels, Saviours, Via Audio, Parts & Labor, the Dead Trees, Little Joy, Unwed Sailor, Brothers & Sisters, Blood of the Sun, Rosewood Thieves, Tumbledown, Burning Brides, The Mag 7, Saboteur, the Crash That Took Me, Romp Almighty, Cocky Americans, Hello Lover, the Laughing.

thanks to everyone that helped us out along the way. have a great new year's eve and we look forward to seeing you all in 2009!



Vomitorium Collective Art Concern

the gang over at vomitorium was kind enough to use one of our songs to back their new video. give it a view and see what they go through to get each issue of their zine together!

thanks to brice baum for asking us to be part of this and judd myers for the filming and editing. you can find out more about what they're up to on their blog and myspace.


album credits {expanded}

thank you to everyone that had a hand in helping us make this record happen. we've pulled a little information together below, in case anyone would like to take a minute and find out more about those involved.

COVER: oil on canvas: by Daniel Albrigo.
a tattoo artist currently living and working in New York City. he spends a majority of his free time painting and works with several different mediums.

RECORDING: by Matt Pence at the Echo Lab.
he has an incredible ear and was really great to work with in the studio. when he's not recording for others he's playing drums for the bands Centro-matic and South San Gabriel, or scratching his itchy trigger finger with a camera.

PATTERNS: by Lance Patterson.
An instructor I had at North Bennet Street School. He is the finest craftsman I have ever known. A true natural. Aside from furniture making, he plays the violin, the saw and the piano, and makes these amazing drawings. They are all about 18" x 18", done with a pen and a straight edge (there are no curved lines) . He just sits down and goes at it. To see them in person is really the only way to truly appreciate the skill involved. Most of the drawings he has were done in the 1970s. Lance is one of the most interesting people I have met in my entire life.
- D.:H:.

BAND PHOTO: by Steven Visneau.
aside from having a great photo-eye, he is an awesome drummer that has played in numerous bands including Slowride. he's also a very proud papa.

True Widow LETTERING: by Tony Hundahl.
i don't know where to start with this guy! he's a really good friend and tattooer who lives in Austin, TX. and works his craft at Rock of Ages Tattoo.

INTERIOR PHOTOS: by D.H. Phillips.
for as long as i've know dan he's continually impressed me with his take on the world around us and the different ways he expresses those views and observations for others to experience. whether it's song writing or sounds, a canvas, wall or piece of paper, film, food, or a joke, i can always count on him to make it interesting. oh, and he's pretty handy with a moulding plane as well!

RELEASED: by End Sounds.
last but not least, many thanks go out to Jonathan Gill (aka. J.Gilbert, Jgill, smiley) for believing in the sound and trusting in the songs!



free download from last.fm

we recently set up a profile on last.fm and are now offering a track you won't find on the album as a free download! the song is called "I.N.O." and was recorded with the rest of the songs at the demo stage, but we were not able to redo it for the album. we also placed "Old Love" on the demonstration playlist because we really like both of these songs and think they sound pretty cool the way they are.

on the playlist for the debut album there are 2 additional songs not found on myspace, "Flat Black" and "Corpse Master".




album stream

now's your chance to hear the album in it's entirety before the release! punknews.org has it streaming for a limited time. you can listen here.


audio snippets & CDs

let me just say up front that i'm not a big fan of the audio snippet. i find them to be frustrating and usually misleading. that being said, amazon has listed our album for pre-sale and you can check it out here if you feel inclined to do so. there's a short description, cover art, track listing, and yes even some of those pesky snippets to tease your ears.

we received our 1st batch of CDs this week. after looking at and listening to all the pieces for the last few months, it's pretty cool to have it all put together! we will have them available at up coming shows as well as the new shirt designs, so come see our set and pick up a few things before you leave.

just a heads up-
we're gathering some additional information for everyone that had a hand in the making of the album, and will be posting it here in the next few of weeks.




Saturday night I saw a licence plate that was this:

666 ZLZ

What a great plate. Not because of the devil. Just because. SO TOUGH!!!!!!!!!



last weekend

Sunday night was our first time to play together in Denton. We've all seen great shows there and recorded our record just outside of there, so we were really looking forward to it. The show was at Rubber Gloves and we had a great time! Thanks to everyone who had a hand in putting the show together, the bands: Saviours, Blood of the Sun, Silene, and those who stood witness!

We put a second cut from the up coming album on our m/s profile (www.myspace.com/truewidow). It's called "Sunday Driver". Give it a listen next time you get a chance. Just in case you missed it, a couple of new shows have been added to the future engagements post. Hopefully we can squeeze a few more in before the end of the year.


a quick word

well things are starting to pick up a bit around these parts. our first album will be released 11.11.08 by end sounds records out of austin tx on double vinyl and cd. we recorded it with matt pence at the echo lab back in may and had a blast! our friend daniel albrigo has been kind enough to allow us to use one of his paintings for the cover (shown above) and we recently posted the first single "Duelist" on our myspace profile with a second to follow in october. we've been working on trying to set up some shows to coincide with the release, so keep an eye out for that. thanks to everyone who has had a hand in the process so far and all those that are working on future endeavors.