Brooklyn duo Widowspeak have released a new single, “Ballad of the Golden Hour”, in anticipation of their upcoming sophomore album, Almanac. The new album from Molly Hamilton and Robert Earl Thomas is due to release January 22, 2013 on Captured Tracks and will look to build on the success of their 2011 self-titled debut.

Producer Kevin McMahon, who was previously worked on albums with Swans, Cult of Youth, Titus Andronicus and The Walkmen, recorded Alamanac in a hundred year old barn in the Hudson River Valley of New York State which certainly suits the group's haunting vibe.

Take a listen to “Ballad of the Golden Hour” below and then be sure to check out the Almanac track list and Widowspeak upcoming tour dates. We're already taking over/unders on when the song will make its first appearance in a commercial.

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Widowspeak Almanac (Captured Tracks)

01. Perennials
02. Dyed in the Wool
03. The Dark Age
04. Thick As Thieves
05. Almanac
06. Ballad of the Golden Hour
07. Devil Knows
08. Sore Eyes
09. Locusts
10. Minnewaska
11. Spirit Is Willing
12. Storm King

Widowspeak Tour Dates

Jan 22: New York, NY, Mercury Lounge
Jan 23: Philadelphia, PA, Kung Fu Necktie
Jan 24: Washington, DC, Black Cat Backstage
Jan 26: Middletown, CT, Wesleyan University - Eclectic House
Jan 27: Boston, MA, Great Scott