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ALBUM STREAM: City Sun Eater In The River of Light –
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On April 8, Woods will release its 9th LP, City Sun Eater in the River of Light on its own Woodsist label. You can stream the album in full today via The Onion’s AV Club. You’ll also be able to purchase the new album in skateboard form, as the band’s new deck for Habitat will be released the same day, along with a download code for City Sun Eater in the River of Light – pre-order it here. Check out updated tour dates below as well.


“Woods have always been experts at distilling life epiphanies into compact chunks of psychedelic folk that exists just outside of any sort of tangible time or place. Maybe those epiphanies were buried under cassette manipulation or drum-and-drone freakouts, or maybe they were cloaked in Jeremy Earl’s lilting falsetto, but over the course of an impressive eight albums, Woods refined and drilled down their sound into City Sun Eater in the River of Light, their ninth LP and second recorded in a proper studio. It’s a dense record of rippling guitar, lush horns, and seductive, bustling anxiety about the state of the world. It’s still the Woods you recognize, only now they’re dabbling in zonked out Ethiopian jazz, pulling influence from the low key simmer of Brown Rice, and tapping into the weird dichotomy of making a home in a claustrophobic city that feels full of possibility even as it closes in on you. City Sun Eater in the River of Light is concise, powerful, anxious-barreling headlong into an uncertain, constantly shifting new world.” – Sam Hockley-Smith

Photo by Serena Reynolds


Thu-Apr-21      Ithaca, NY              The Haunt
Fri-Apr-22      Toronto, ON             The Garrison
Sat-Apr-23      Chicago, IL             Lincoln Hall *
Mon-Apr-25      Madison, WI             High Noon Saloon *
Tue-Apr-26      St. Paul, MN            Turf Club *
Wed-Apr-27      Iowa City, IA           Gabe’s *
Thu-Apr-28      Kansas City, MO The Riot Room *
Sat-Apr-30      Austin, TX              Levitation Austin
Mon-May-02      Nashville, TN           Third Man Records
Tue-May-03      Atlanta, GA             Masquerade – Purgatory Room *
Wed-May-04      Asheville, NC           Mothlight *
Thu-May-05      Washington, DC  Rock & Roll Hotel *
Fri-May-06      Philadelphia, PA        Boot and Saddle *
Sat-May-07      New York, NY            Music Hall of Williamsburg *
Sat-Jun-18       Mad Cool festival – Madrid (ES)
Sun-Jun-19      Paris Psych fest – Noisiel/Marne la Vallée (F)
Mon-Jun-20      L’Aeronef – Lille (F)
Tue-Jun-21      The Hope – Brighton (UK)
Wed-Jun-22      The Dome – London (UK)
Thu-Jun-23      DOK – Gent (B)
Fri-Jun-24      Bitterzoet – Amsterdam (NL)
Sat-Jun-25      Ekko – Utrecht (NL)
Mon-Jun-27     Kantine am Berghain – Berlin (D)
Tue-Jun-28     Mejeriet – Lund (S)
Wed-Jun-29     Debaser Strand – Stockholm (S)
Thu-Jun-30     Pustervik – Gothenburg (S)
Fri-Jul-01     BLÅ – Oslo (N)
Sat-Jul-02     Sommerfesten – Giske/Ålesund (N)
Thu-Jul-14    Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s
Fri-Jul-15    Detroit, MI   El Club
Sun-Jul-17    Chicago, IL   Pitchfork Music Festival
Mon-Jul-18    Omaha, NE   Slowdown
Tue-Jul-19    Denver, CO   Marquis Theatre
Fri-Jul-22    Portland, OR   Mississippi Studios
Sat-Jul-23    Seattle, WA   Capital Hill Block Party
Sat-Jul-30    Los Angeles, CA   The Echoplex #
Sun-Jul-31    Phoenix, AZ   Crescent Ballroom
Fri-Aug-05    Louisville, KY   Zanzabar
Sat-Aug-06    Baltimore, MD   Ottobar

* = w/ Ultimate Painting
# = w/ Gun Outfit, Cian Nugent

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City Sun Eater in the River of Light


CD / Vinyl / Cassette / Digital
Street date: April 8, 2016
Pre-Order it via iTunes / Vinyl & CD


Track List:
    1.Sun City Creeps
    2.Creature Comfort
    3.Morning Light
    4.Can’t See At All
    5.Hang It On Your Wall
    6.The Take
    7.I See In The Dark
    8.Politics Of Free
    9.The Other Side

10.Hollow Home