One of the legendary Dallas metal bands who exists in a self refined sub genre known only as “stonegaze”,  True Widow’s first album and self titled release is a holy grail amongst metal circles. With an original print run of 500 copies, the OG 2xLP fetches prices well above 150 dollars on ebay and discogs.  This album was recently announced to have a limited 340 “cream” copy run on 180g vinyl for RSD, which sent waves of panic amongst fans, seeing as it was easily one of the rarest releases for RSD14.

Well, it turns out that the run was a 500 copy limited run, with the other 160 copies available for preorder from Blue Collar Distro/ End Sounds. There is a reason that this album is so coveted – it sounds incredible. The slow, guitar drones bring to mind some of the high points of My Bloody Valentine, while the vocal interplay between frontman Dan Phillips and Nicole Estill flits fleetingly in and out of the thick wall of sound.

This won’t last long, don’t hesitate on this one. As of this post, there are 32 copies left.

The Details

Record Store Day 2014 – Limited Edition - 500 QTY – Cream Vinyl - Audiophile grade 180 Gram Double 12" LP in cream vinyl. Gatefold cover with two inserts and a matte finish. Skull on the cover faces to the left in this pressing.

True Widow's debut album on End Sounds. Recorded at The Echo Lab and produced by Matt Pence (Centro-Matic). True Widow's dreamy blends shoegaze and indie rock with haunting melodies and distinctive morphine drip vocals. The band could be categorized as sonic noir, new shoegaze, stonegaze, or if you prefer beautifully dream-like with a menacing undertone.

Price $30

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