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STREAM: Woods – Sun and Shade

Habitat Skateboards on their collaboration with Woods:

“We have always wanted to work with a band and expand our musical ties from video soundtracks into physical products. Woods is creatively a perfect fit and they played a big part in the sound and direction of our last video release ORIGIN. The first trailer to ORIGIN was set to a Woods song as well as Austyn Gillette and Silas Baxter Neal’s closing songs.”

On June 14th, WOODS will release their 6th full-length album, Sun & Shade, on their own Woodsist record label. This Summer the band will embark on a North American tour co-headlining with The Fresh & Onlys. The tour will also include the two-day Woodsist Festival at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, CA which is already sold out. Also joining the tour on different legs will be Kurt Vile, Ducktails and White Fence, who have all recorded for the Woodsist label.

Recorded Winter to Winter, 2010-2011, Sun & Shade features a helping hand from west coast brother, Glenn Donaldson (Skygreen Leopards, Art Museums) and is the first full album recorded at the new Woodsist Headquarters in the small upstate town of Warwick, NY.

“Woods is a two-headed dog asleep on the porch & a butterfly on the windowsill… a Janus, a Gemini & a screen door. The sun won’t fade & the earworms will not leave, but the jams go on TOO long for the girl in the back who wonders if her friends are at another bar. Still, the ballads always make her cry. Woods is up there relaying the Woods-feel: Folk-rock, fuzz, tambourines, tapes & raw lunch pulled straight from the yard. Pop songs & other things: Sun & Shade.” -Glenn Donaldson


06/17 New York, NY St. Cecila’s Church *
07/11 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall ^
07/12 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa ^
07/13 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace ^
07/14 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop ^
07/15 Bloomington, IN Russian Recording ^
07/16 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Music Festival
07/18 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry #
07/19 Fargo, ND The Aquarium #
07/22 Seattle, WA Capitol Hill Block Party #
07/23 Vancouver, BC Electric Owl #
07/24 Bellingham, WA The Shakedown #
07/25 Portland, OR Doug Fir #
07/27 Sacramento, CA Sol Collective #
07/28 Santa Cruz, CA TBD
07/29 San Francisco, CA The Independent #
07/30 Big Sur, CA Woodsist Festival – Fernwood Lodge (SOLD OUT)
07/31 Big Sur, CA Woodsist Festival – Henry Miller Library (SOLD OUT)
08/02 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex #
08/03 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room
08/05 Austin, TX The Mohawk &
08/06 New Orleans, LA Circle Bar &
08/07 Oxford, MS Cats Purring Dude Ranch &
08/08 Atlanta, GA TBD &
08/09 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle &
08/13 New York, NY & $

* = w/ Magik Markers
^ = w/ Kurt Vile
# = w/ Fresh & Onlys
& = w/ White Fence
$ = w/ Ducktails

Sun and Shade
Street Date: June 14, 2011

1. Pushing Onlys
2. Any Other Day
3. Be All Be Easy
4. Out Of the Eye
5. Hand It Out
6. To Have In The Home
7. Sol Y Sombra
8. Wouldn’t Waste
9. Who Do I Think I Am?
10. What Faces the Sheet
11. White Out
12. Say Goodbye


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