Past Time

Grass Widow - Past Time
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Based on 9 reviews
2010 Ratings: #466 / 855
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Based on 1 rating
August 24, 2010 / Release Date
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Kill Rock Stars / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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Grass Widow set the mood masterfully and never break it. Past Time may be a short album that seems slight on first listen, but as you play it again and again, it sinks in deeply and magically.

Under The Radar

Past Time is a big step forward from the band's self-titled 2009 debut, both in songwriting and musical ability. The production is even more transparent and does an accurate job of presenting the band as they sound live: raw and immediate.

Coke Machine Glow

Grass Widow have channeled a number of distinct influences, tones, and anxieties into an eccentric and strangely cohesive album. Past Time solidifies that there's nobody else out there right now who sound quite like them.

Tiny Mix Tapes

Early Grass Widow gems like the haunting "Lulu's Lips" suggested a band that was really going to deliver one day. Past Time confirms those suspicions with firm resolve.

Drowned in Sound

Past Times might not be the freshest sounding record you’ve heard but it’s a welcome contender for one of the most joyous, if only by association.


Past Time certainly isn't background music, but the vocalists' missives might be understood as simply the core of the band's sound-- and perhaps something more, if you're able to divert your attention from the charms of the music.

Sure, there's the odd thoughtful spot of violin, like on "Give Me Shapes," but the record's relentless rawness eventually bleeds into a murky burble.
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Track List

  1. Uncertain Memory
  2. Shadow
  3. 11 of Diamonds
  4. Give Me Shapes
  5. Old Disguise
  6. Fried Egg
  7. Landscape
  8. Submarine
  9. Strangers Come
  10. Tuesday
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