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New Woods music video for “To Clean”

By June 12, 2009No Comments


MP3: Woods – “To Clean”

The fourth full length by Woods, Songs of Shame, rips deeper with both 90-second and 10-minute forays into skeletal psychedelia. This is not to say the idiosyncratic songwriting style and vocalizing of Jeremy Earl is not present in spades but expanded, colored, and twisted into a tie-dye of soundscapes. Having toured incessantly over the last 12 months as a four piece (Jarvis Taveniere, G. Lucas Crane and Kevin Morby round out the band), many of the songs on Shame benefit from having been road worn, windblown, and deeply grooved. Released on Earl’s own Woodsist label (Wavves, Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts) and on digital formats by the cassette culture poineers, Shrimper Records.

Songs of Shame performs some sleight-of-hand by sounding private and homespun yet also not just accessible but immediately lovable… has that almost subliminal ability to make one want to move in to listen more closely. And once you’ve been drawn in for a good listen, it becomes difficult not to want to come back for many more.” -Pitchfork

“Tons of great acts played the Woodsist/Todd P. showcase at Mrs. Beas (No Age, Crystal Stilts, The Oh Sees and Blank Dogs just to name a few), but the one that struck the biggest chord with me was this Brooklyn group. Crafting tight and beautifully lighthearted ghostly folkish songs – they are one of the finest bands playing in the unbelievably deep Brooklyn scene. I’ve seen them a bunch, and each time I get more excited about their sound.” –, Buzzworthy


06/12 Westport, CT 58 Post Road East *
06/13 Brooklyn, NY The Shank #
07/04 Brooklyn, NY 979 Broadway / Woodsist & Captured Tracks Fest
07/15 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom $
07/16 Brooklyn, NY Cameo Gallery – Mexican Summer / Insound
07/24 New York, NY Whitney Museum

* = w/ Danielson
# = w/ Blues Control, Kurt Vile
$ = w/ WAVVES, Real Estate

Songs of Shame
(Woodsist / Shrimper)

1. To Clean
2. The Hold
3. The Number
4. September with Pete
5. Down This Road
6. Military Madness
7. Born to Lose
8. Echo Lake
9. Rain On
10. Gypsy Hand
11. Where and What Are You?


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