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Woods’ brand of pop shamanism has undergone several gradual transformations over their past few albums, but on With Light And With Love, the tinkering reveals an expanded sonic palette that includes singing saw, heavier emphasis on percussion, and a saloon piano that sounds like it was rescued from a flooded basement. Distinct from both the stoned volk of their earliest recordings and the Kraut-y dalliances of more recent fare, With Light And With Love showcases a more sophisticated brand of contemporary drug music that owes more to Magical Mystery Tour than motorik. If you’ve ever thought of Woods as a pop group comprised of weirdos, or a weirdo band that happens to excel at playing pop songs almost in spite of itself, With Light And With Love provides a corrective in the form of songs that show these two elements as natural, inextricable bedfellows. Throughout the album, vocals are frequently emitted through Leslie speakers and guitars perform one-string ragas like Sandy Bull reared on shoegaze and skate videos. With Light And With Love is an album of deeply psychedelic, deeply satisfying songs for a new age of searchers, of Don Juan and Animal Chin alike.           – James Toth


Fri-Apr-25     Philadelphia, PA     Boot and Saddle

Sat-Apr-26     Washington, DC     Rock and Roll Hotel

Sun-Apr-27     Richmond, VA     Strange Matter

Mon-Apr-28     Asheville, NC     Mothlight

Tue-Apr-29     Atlanta, GA     Masquerade – Purgatory

Thu-May-01     Houston, TX     Mangos

Fri-May-02     Austin, TX     Austin Psych Festival

Sat-May-03     Dallas, TX     Club Dada

Sun-May-04     Lawrence, KS     Love Garden’s 24th Anniversary Celebration @ Seed Co. Studios

Tue-May-06     St Louis, MO     Firebird

Wed-May-07     Chicago, IL     Subterranean

Fri-May-09     Toronto, ON     Great Hall / Canadian Music Week

Sat-May-10     Montreal, QC     Il Motore

Sun-May-11     Burlington, VT     Higher Ground

Tue-May-13     Portland, ME     Space Gallery

Wed-May-14     Boston, MA     Sinclair

Thu-May-15     Kingston, NY     BSP Kingston

Fri-May-16     New York, NY     Bowery Ballroom


With Light and With Love
Street Date: April 15, 2014
Formats: CD/LP/CS/DL
Pre-Order here

3.With Light And With Love
4.Moving To The Left
5.New Light
6.Leaves Like Glass
7.Twin Steps
8.Full Moon
9.Only The Lonely
10.Feather Man