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Cold Beat – “Cracks” (Stereogum Premiere)

Hannah Lew knows how to be fearless. First, as part of San Francisco post-punk trio Grass Widow, she joined Lillian Maring and Raven Mahon in crafting heady, discordant music in three-part harmony. After Grass Widow faded away, Lew began to put out music with her own band, Cold Beat, and they released their initial album… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 8, 2015 - 10:03 am

Cold Beat – “Worms”

Grass Widow have always maintained an uncompromisingly art-first ethos about music, releasing finely-crafted records brimming with ideas and inspirations. So it’s unsurprising that members of the Bay Area trio make compelling art individually as well. Earlier this year, drummer Lilian Maring released a debut LP as Ruby Pins; now, singer/bassist Hannah Lew (who is also… More »

By: Liz Pelly / September 28, 2013 - 7:38 pm

Turntable Interview: Grass Widow

There’s no other band that sounds quite like Grass Widow. The San Francisco post-punk three-piece composed of drummer Lillian Maring, guitarist Raven Mahon, and bassist Hannah Lew consistently churns out complex and catchy songs that blend genres, pairing sounds like spacey Moog with powerful punk beats and three-part harmonies. They put out two albums o… More »

By: Melissa Locker / October 18, 2012 - 1:42 pm

Grass Widow – “Goldilocks Zone” Video

The clip for Grass Widow’s “Goldilocks Zone” — a term that refers to a hypothetical habitat for extraterrestrial life — marries Twilight Zone-y visuals with the band’s favored DIY aesthetic. True to form, Grass Widow’s Hannah Lew directs. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 7, 2012 - 11:37 am

Stream Grass Widow Internal Logic (Stereogum Premiere)

Goldilocks Zone,” a track we posted in March, was the first glimpse we had of Grass Widow’s new one Internal Logic, a propulsive groove that radiated a sound appropriate of a more focused approach. Now, we’ve got the entire new record streaming for a limited time, so head below to hear it. We’re curious to… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 21, 2012 - 11:46 am

Grass Widow – “Goldilocks Zone”

We last heard from Grass Widow earlier this year, when we posted their single “Disappearing Industries.” Now, the trio is preparing to release a new album called Internal Logic, and we’ve got the skittery, propulsive leadoff track “Goldilocks Zone” below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 21, 2012 - 5:10 pm

Grass Widow – “Disappearing Industries”

San Francisco’s Grass Widow have a new split 7″ (with the band Nature) on the way next month. It comes via M’Lady’s Records. The label is relevant, primarily because it is the most recent in a long string for the trio: There was the three-part-harmony laden, ’90s-PacNW indebted LP Past Time for Kill Rock Star… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 6, 2012 - 5:06 pm

CMJ 2011: Class Superlatives & Our Finest Photos

We’re on the other side of CMJ now, which you could probably tell by the uptick in the music news cycle, or by some bloggers’ (could be any bloggers, no way to know who I am talking about) bleary eyes and corresponding level of risibility. Stereogum threw a couple of parties early on, then shifted… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 24, 2011 - 6:19 pm

Grass Widow – “11 Of Diamonds” Video

Our last taste of Past Time came via the pastoral “Shadow,” a track featuring the group’s signature three-part harmonizing. The SF trio occasionally put random lyrics up on the screen for this hazy b&w “11 Of Diamonds” video, so feel free to make the harmonizing one voice stronger. Or just keep track of the diamond… More »

By: brandon / September 24, 2010 - 3:48 pm

Grass Widow – “Shadow” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last year Grass Widow released a self-titled LP via Make-A-Mess and a 12″ on Captured Tracks. In August, expect a new full length Past Time out on Kill Rock Stars, the perfect label for the San Francisco trio. It feels like a historical continuum: You can easily imagine them sharing a stage with Kleenex/LiLiPUT or,… More »

By: brandon / June 22, 2010 - 11:25 am