TWSix years ago the East Dallas band True Widow toured the country with shows from Philadelphia to San Fransisco. 

Today the “stonegaze” — a combination of shoe gaze and stoner rock — band is preparing for a new album release in September.

The band is made up of lead singer and bassist Nikki Estill, drummer Slim Starks and vocalist/guitarist Dan Phillips.

Here’s an excerpt from our 2010 story about the group:

This “stonegaze” band came about as a project for Phillips after he moved back to Dallas from Boston a few years ago. He had an urge to start a band, so he asked Starks to be his drummer. It was just a matter of time until they found Cage. “We met up at a karaoke place. Slim was a mutual friend of mine and Dan’s,” Cage says. Phillips chose the name, “True Widow,” which most people assume refers to a deadly spider. But it actually refers to a widow who never remarries, evoking the notion of longing and loneliness that stirs up within her. Their self-titled album debuted in November 2008, and since then they have been touring as much as possible.

“The best part about touring is the awesome people we meet and the bands we get to listen to,” Cage says.

The band’s second album, “As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center To The Circumference Of The Earth” was released in 2011. 

The new album, “AVVOLGERE” is the third effort by the band. It’s due out Sept. 23. There are currently no tour dates listed on their website.


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