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Young Widows leave blood all over “The Money”

Leeches, surgery, disease, and the ways we pay for our mistakes: They all have roles to play in the sinuous, sinister ballad “The Money.” A bonus track (debuted here) from Young Widows’ upcoming album Easy Pain, the song features the Louisville, Kentucky, trio at its best: slithering in and out of ink-black, post-punk noise while clamping down on a bluesy pulse. Meanwhile the song’s visceral, spoken-sung narrative leaves a messy trail that’s not exactly what you’d call wholesome.

Easy Pain will be released May 13 via Temporary Residence; “The Money” is a digital-only bonus track


Young Widows tour 2014
April 24—Ace of Cups—Columbus, Ohio
April 25—Headliners Music Hall—Louisville, Kentucky
April 26—Exit/In—Nashville, Tennessee
May 14—Subterranean—Chicago, Illinois
May 16—Loving Touch—Ferndale, Michigan
May 17—Hard Luck—Toronto, Ontario
May 18—St. Vitus—Brooklyn, New York
May 19—Great Scott—Boston, Massachusetts
May 20—Boot & Saddle—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 21—DC9—Washington, D.C.
May 22—Strange Matter—Richmond, Virginia
May 23—Kings—Raleigh, North Carolina
May 24—The Earl—Atlanta, Georgia
May 25—The Bottletree—Birmingham, Alabama
June 19—Czar Bar—Kansas City, Missouri
June 20—Moon Room—Denver, Colorado
June 21—Kilby Court—Salt Lake City, Utah
June 22—The Shredder—Boise, Idaho
June 24—Chop Suey—Seattle, Washington
June 25—Bunk Bar—Portland, Oregon
June 26—Witch Room—Sacramento, California
June 27—Thee Parkside—San Francisco, California
June 28—The Church On York—Los Angeles, California
June 29—Rhythm Room—Phoenix, Arizona
June 30—Plush—Tucson, Arizona
July 2—Holy Mountain—Austin, Texas
July 3—Club Dada—Dallas, Texas
July 4—Conservatory—Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
July 5—Firebird—St. Louis, Missouri

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