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Woods shares video for “Politics of Free” shot at Woodsist Fest via Noisey, playing shows with Kurt Vile in Dec.

VIDEO: Woods – “Politics of Free” (Dir. by Robbie Simon) –


“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 Tony Accosta



12/28 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *
12/29 – Boston, MA @ Royale *
12/30 – Boston, MA @ Royale *
12/31 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore ** = w/ Kurt Vile and the Violators


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