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Woods and Ultimate Painting team up for a limited edition 7-inch to celebrate their 2016 tour which launches tomorrow in Ithaca, NY. A co-release from Woodsist and Trouble In Mind Records, the single is limited to 1,000 copies and features a brand new, exclusive unreleased track from each band with excellent cover art from Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts. Both tracks are streaming now over at Stereogum. It will be released digitally on May 20, in the meantime you can buy the vinyl at their tour dates (see full list below). In other Woods news, you may have caught a brief interview with Jeremy Earl on NPR’s Morning Edition this morning, and earlier this week the band also shared the new skate video for the song “I See In The Dark,” part of their collaboration with Habitat which also yielded a Woods skate deck with the cover art of City Sun Eater In The River of Light (and comes with a download of the album).

Woods Bio:

“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


04/21 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
04/22 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison
04/23 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall *
04/25 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon *
04/26 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club *
04/27 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s *
04/28 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room *
04/30 – Austin, TX – Levitation Festival
05/02 – Nashville, TN – Third Man Records
05/03 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Purgatory Room *
05/04 – Asheville, NC – Mothlight *
05/05 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel *
05/06 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot and Saddle *
05/07 – New York, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *
07/14 – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s
07/15 – Detroit, MI – El Club
07/17 – Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07/18 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
07/19 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
07/22 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
07/23 – Seattle, WA – Capital Hill Block Party
07/26-27 – Bug Sur, CA – Loma Vista Gardens (Woodsist Festival) #
07/30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex
07/31 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
08/05 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
08/06 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar

* = w/ Ultimate Painting
# = w/ White Fence, Jessica Pratt, Kevin Morby, Alex Bleeker, Ultimate Painting, Gun Outfit, Cian Nugent & more!

Woods - City Sun Eater in the River of Light

City Sun Eater in the River of Light
CD / Vinyl / Cassette / Digital
Street date: April 8, 2016
Buy 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