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WOODS SUMMER TOUR

07-27 Chicago, IL – Wicker Park Festival
07-28 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
07-31 Seattle, WA – Neumos **^
08-01 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Fox Cabaret **
08-02 Portland, OR – Pickathon
08-03 Portland, OR – Pickathon
08-05 Big Sur, CA – Woodsist Festival Big Sur *SOLD OUT*
08-09 San Francisco, CA – Brick and Mortar / Official Outside Lands Afterparty ** / ***
08-10 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands *SOLD OUT*
08-12 Visalia, CA – Cellar Door ***
08-14 San Diego, CA – Casbah w/ Little Wings ***
08-16 Pioneertown, CA – Woodsist Festival Pioneertown ***
08-17 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom ***
08-19 Marfa, TX – El Cosmico
08-20 Austin, TX – Holy Mountain
08-21 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
08-22 Chattanooga, TN – Sluggo’s
08-30 Birmingham, England – Moseley Folk Festival
08-31 Dorset, England – End Of The Road
09-02 London, England – Dingwalls ****
09-03 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
09-04 Groningen, Netherlands – Vera
09-05 Vlieland, Netherlands – Into the Great Wide Open
09-06 Brussels, Belgium – Atelier 210
09-07 Strasbourg, France – Troc Café
09-08 Zurich, Switzerland – El Lokal
09-09 Lausanne, Switzerland – Le Romandie
09-10 Biarritz, France – L’atabal
09-12 Valada, Portugal – Reverence Festival
09-13 Madrid, Spain – El Sol
09-14 Barcelona, Spain – Caprichos de Apolo
09-15 Toulouse, France – La Dynamo
09-16 Paris, France – Eldorado Festival
09-18 Bergen, Norway – Phonofestivalen
09-20 Belgium, Leffinge – Leffingeleuren
09-21 Tilburg, Netherlands – Incubate
09-22 Bristol, England – The Lantern
09-23 Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory
09-24 Belfast, Ireland – McHughs
09-25 Glasgow, Scotland – Broadcast
09-26 Newcastle, England – Think Thank
09-27 Liverpool, England – Liverpool Psych Fest

KEVIN MORBY ANNOUNCES AUG/ SEPT TOUR DATES, NEW ALBUM DUE THIS FALL

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Kevin Morby will be touring the U.S. this August, playing some shows with Real Estate, Steve Gunn, and Small Black. He will also be playing both Woodsist Festivals in Big Sur and Pioneertown along with the Los Angeles festival, Echo Park Rising.

Kevin Morby has a new album due this fall on Woodsist Records.

Tour Dates:

Fri-Aug-01 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Sat-Aug-02 Sonoma, CA – Gundlach-Bundschu Winery
Sun-Aug-03 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium
Mon-Aug-04 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
Tue-Aug-05 Big Sur, CA – Woodsist Festival Big Sur
Thu-Aug-07 Reno, NV – Holland Project **NOTE NEW DATE**
Sat-Aug-09 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
Sun-Aug-10 Seattle, WA – Barboza
Mon-Aug-11 Everett, WA – The Cannery
Thu-Aug-14 Oakland, CA – 1-2-3-4 Go!
Fri-Aug-15 Los Angeles, CA – Echo Park Rising
Sat-Aug-16 Pioneertown, CA – Woodsist Festival Pioneertown
Fri-Aug-22 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
Sat-Aug-23 Long Island City, NY – The Lot LIC
Sun-Aug-24 Hamden, CT – The Space
Tue-Aug-26 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts Black Box
Wed-Aug-27 Washington, DC – DC9 **NOTE NEW VENUE**
Thu-Aug-28 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
Sat-Aug-30 Asheville, NC – Transfigurations II
Sun-Aug-31 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter

8/1-4 supporting Real Estate
8/22, 8/26-7, 8/31 with Steve Gunn
8/23 with Small Black

Euro Tour dates

06/09/14 : Pop Revo – Aarhus (DK)
07/09/14 : Pustervik – Gothenburg (S)
08/09/14 : Lilla Hotellbaren – Stockholm (S)
09/09/14 : Pokalen – Oslo (N)
10/09/14 : Inkost – Malmö (S)
11/09/14 : Vega @ Ideal Bar – Copenhagen (DK)
12/09/14 : Hasenschaukel – Hamburg (D)
13/09/14 : Big Next festival @ DOK – Gent (B)
14/09/14 : Vera – Groningen (NL)
15/09/14 : Paradiso – Amsterdam (NL)
16/09/14 : Incubate – Tilburg (NL)
17/09/14 : Le Point Ephémère – Paris (F)
18/09/14 : The Hope – Brighton (UK)
19/09/14 : Kraak – Manchester (UK)
20/09/14 : The Brudenell Social Club – Leeds (UK)
21/09/14 : The Musician – Leicester (UK)
22/09/14 : The Shacklewell Arms – London (UK)
24/09/14 : Maison de L’étudiant – Caen (F)
25/09/14 : 1988 club – Rennes (F)
26/09/14 : Le Troc Café – Strasbourg (F)
29/09/14 : Heliogabal – Barcelona (ES)
30/09/14 : Dabadaba – San Sebastian (ES)
01/10/14 : VillaManuela pre-party @ Sirocco – Madrid (ES)
02/10/14 : Mercado Negro – Aveiro (PT)

THE SKYGREEN LEOPARDS SHARE NEW TRACK “MY FRIENDS,” ANNOUNCE TOUR WITH WOODS

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California psych-pop duo The Skygreen Leopards share a new track from their forthcoming album Family Crimes on Woodsist, set for release on July 8. Stream “My Friends“ below. Pre-order the album here.

The group will support Woods on tour this Summer, and is set to play both Woodsist Festival events in August.

08/05 Big Sur, CA – Woodsist Festival @ Henry Miller Library
08/12 Visalia, CA – Cellar Door
08/14 San Diego, CA – Casbah
08/16 Pioneertown, CA – Woodsist Festival @ Pappy & Harriet’s
08/17 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

MORE DATES TBA

MATT KIVEL SHARES NEW SONG, ANNOUNCES SHOWS

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Photo by Cara Robbins

Listen to a new Matt Kivel track, “Open Road,” below. The song features backing vocals and guitar by Jeremy Earl and was co-produced by Jeremy Earl and Jarvis Taveniere of Woods.

Days of Being Wild out July 8 on Woodsist Records

TOUR DATES:

06/13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex ^
07/13 – Los Angeles, CA – Materials & Applications (Record Release)
07/26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite %
07/27 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel %
08/06 – Los Angeles, CA – The Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever *
08/07 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room *
08/10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo #
08/11 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar #
08/12 – Long Beach, CA – E. 3rd St. (Living Room Show) #
08/16 – Pioneertown, CA – Woodsist Festival @ Pappy and Harriet’s
09/04 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival

^ = w/ Ben Watt
* = w/ Christopher Owens
% = w/ The Clientele, The Tyde
# = w/ Steve Gunn

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TWO NEW RELEASES OUT THIS JULY / MATT KIVEL AND THE SKYGREEN LEOPARDS

We are excited to announce two new releases out this July. Matt Kivel’s “Days of Being Wild” LP and The Skygreen Leopards “Family Crimes” LP. Stream the first track from each below.

Matt Kivel
Title: “Days of Being Wild”
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CD/LP/DL
release date: July 8, 2014

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Photo by Cara Robbins

THE SKYGREEN LEOPARDS
Title: Family Crimes
WOODSIST073
CD/LP/DL
release date: July 8, 2014

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WOODSIST FESTIVAL BIG SUR 2014

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BACK IN BIG SUR FOR OUR 5TH YEAR!

WOODSIST FESTIVAL Big Sur 2014
at the Henry Miller Library
Presented in association with (((FOLK YEAH!)))

AUG 5th, 2014

Woods
Angel Olsen
White Fence
Skygreen Leopards
Kevin Morby

AUG 6th, 2014

Real Estate
Foxygen
Little Wings
Steve Gunn
Meg Baird

Tickets will be available on 4/15 at Noon PST at
www.folkyeah.com and www.woodsist.com

BUY TICKETS

WOODS SHARE TITLE TRACK FROM NEW LP PLUS EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

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STREAM: “With Light and With Love”

WOODS TOUR DATES

04/25 Philadelphia, PA – Boot and Saddle*
04/26 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel*
04/27 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter*
04/28 Asheville, NC – Mothlight*
04/29 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Purgatory*
05/01 Houston, TX – Mangos*
05/02 Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest*
05/03 Dallas, TX – Club Dada*
05/04 Lawrence, KS – Love Garden’s 24th Anniversary Celebration @ The Granada*
05/06 St Louis, MO – Off Broadway*
05/07 Chicago, IL – Subterranean*
05/09 Toronto, ON – Great Hall / Canadian Music Week*
05/10 Montreal, QC – Cabaret Playhouse*
05/11 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground*
05/13 Portland, ME – SPACE Gallery*
05/14 Boston, MA – Sinclair*
05/15 Kingston, NY – BSP Kingston*
05/16 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
08/01 – 08/03 Portland, OR- Pickathon

08/31 End Of The Road – Dorset (UK)
09/02 Dingwalls – London (UK) (+ Marissa Nadler)
09/03 Paradiso – Amsterdam (NL)
09/04 Vera – Groningen (NL)
09/06 Atelier 210 – Brussels (B)
09/07 Troc Café – Strasbourg (F)
09/08 El Lokal – Zurich (CH)
09/12 Reverence Festival – Valada (PT)
09/09 Le Romandie – Lausanne (CH)
09/13 El Sol – Madrid (ES)
09/14 Caprichos de Apolo – Barcelona (ES)
09/15 La Dynamo – Toulouse (F)
09/18 Phonofestivalen – Bergen (NO)
09/21 Incubate – Tilburg (NL)
09/22 The Lantern – Bristol (UK)
09/23 Button Factory – Dublin (IE)
09/25 Broadcast – Glasgow (UK)
09/26 Think Thank – Newcastle (UK)
09/27 Liverpool Psych Fest – Liverpool (UK)

*=w/ Quilt

WOODS SHARE SECOND SINGLE FROM NEW ALBUM, WITH LIGHT AND WITH LOVE

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STREAM: “Moving To The Left” -

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

WOODS SPRING TOUR

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 – Off Broadway
Wed-May-07 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
Fri-May-09 Toronto, ON – Great Hall / Canadian Music Week
Sat-May-10 Montreal, QC – Cabaret Playhouse
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

more info / buy tickets

Woods
With Light and With Love
(Woodsist)
Street Date: April 15, 2014
Formats: CD/LP/CS/DL

1.Shepherd
2.Shining
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

WOODS LINKS:

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WOODS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, WITH LIGHT AND WITH LOVE, PLUS SPRING TOUR DATES

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WITH LIGHT AND WITH LOVE out this April on Woodsist. Pre-order from iTunes

STREAM: “Leaves Like Glass”

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

WOODS SPRING TOUR

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 – Off Broadway
Wed-May-07 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
Fri-May-09 Toronto, ON – Great Hall / Canadian Music Week
Sat-May-10 Montreal, QC – Cabaret Playhouse
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

more info / buy tickets

Woods
With Light and With Love
(Woodsist)
Street Date: April 15, 2014
Formats: CD/LP/CS/DL

1.Shepherd
2.Shining
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

WOODS LINKS:

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KEVIN MORBY WINTER TOUR DATES, STREAM NEW SINGLE

STREAM:”Slow Train” (feat. Cate Le Bon)

Kevin Morby previously released the first single, “Miles, Miles, Miles,” from this forthcoming debut LP. Now, you can hear a new song, “Slow Train.” The song features guest vocals from Cate Le Bon, who Kevin will be playing his first solo shows with in December (full list of dates below).

Harlem River out Nov. 26 on Woodsist Records

WINTER TOUR WITH CATE LE BON

Tue-Dec-03 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
Thu-Dec-05 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir
Fri-Dec-06 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
Sat-Dec-07 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
Mon-Dec-09 – Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
Wed-Dec-11 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Fri-Dec-13 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock Live
Sat-Dec-14 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg

Tue-Jan-07 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
Wed-Jan-08 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
Thu-Jan-09 – New Orleans, LA -The Mint
Fri-Jan-10 – Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
Sat-Jan-11 – Atlanta, GA – Eddie’s Attic
Sun-Jan-12 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room
Tue-Jan-14 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern
Wed-Jan-15 – Washington, DC – DC9
Thu-Jan-16 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Fri-Jan-17 – Philadelphia, PA – The Boot and Saddle
Sat-Jan-18 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
Mon-Jan-20 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
Tue-Jan-21 – Toronto, ON – The Drake
Wed-Jan-22 – Pontiac, MI – Pike Room at Crofoot
Thu-Jan-23 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
Fri-Jan-24 – Madison, WI – The Frequency
Sat-Jan-25 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
Mon-Jan-27 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
Tue-Jan-28 – Norman, OK – Opolis
Wed-Jan-29 – Austin, TX – Mohawk Inside
Fri-Jan-31 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
Sat-Feb-01 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar

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KEVIN MORBY ANNOUNCES DEBUT SOLO LP, STREAM FIRST TRACK

Harlem River out Nov. 26 on Woodsist Records

STREAM: Kevin Morby – “Miles, Miles, Miles”

Harlem River marks the solo debut of songwriter Kevin Morby. Known for his work as the singer/guitarist for the Brooklyn band The Babies and bassist for Woods, the Kansas City native and new Los Angeles resident, calls the record “an homage to New York City,” his adopted home for the past five years.

Harlem River features eight interweaving tales of tragedy and misfortune; a series of desperate characters playing out their dramas with the city as backdrop. A departure from some of the signature sounds of his better known projects, Morby’s songs glisten with a haunting intimacy and while he maintains that the songs are stories about other people, it’s hard not to feel a piece of him in each one; a half-imagined, half-painfully personal world of lost love, addiction, violence and prayers for the departed.

The album was recorded in Los Angeles in February and March of ’13 with producer Rob Barbato who recorded The Babies’ second album, Our House On The Hill, and whose guitar and bass work figure prominently on Harlem River. The album also features drummer Justin Sullivan (The Babies) as well as contributions from Will Canzoneri, Tim Presley (White Fence), Dan Lead, and Cate Le Bon.

WOODS EXPAND SUMMER / FALL TOUR, STREAM NEW SINGLE

Woods are hitting the road this Summer & Fall, with dates running from now til the end of September. In July the band will tour the East Coast and Midwest with Parquet Courts, including a return trip to Pitchfork Fest in Chicago. In September they’ll headline their own Woodsist Festival, with events in Big Sur and Pioneertown, California – on the Sept. West Coast run they’ll be joined by pals The Fresh & Onlys. The band will release a new single on July 9 in celebration of the tour, and on the B-side they cover The Kinks’ “God’s Children.”

More about the new single:

The recording of these songs serves as a farewell to Rear House, Woods’ home, recording studio, creative refuge and beloved shithole for 10 long years. “God’s Children” is a classic Kinks tune from the soundtrack to the 1971 British film “Percy.” “Be All Be Easy,” originally from 2011′s Sun and Shade, was re-recorded to capture the live form that’s taken shape since it’s original release. Both are the first Woods recordings to feature new drummer, Aaron Neveu.

ORDER 7″ HERE

Fri-Jul-12 Hudson, NY – Half Moon
Sat-Jul-13 Boston, MA TT – The Bears *
Sun-Jul-14 Portland, ME – Space 538 *
Mon-Jul-15 Burlington, VT – Signal Kitchen *
Tue-Jul-16 Montreal, QC – Il Motore *
Wed-Jul-17 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern *
Thu-Jul-18 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
Fri-Jul-19 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
Mon-Jul-22 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar *
Tue-Jul-23 Charlottesville, VA – Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar *
Wed-Jul-24 Philadelphia, PA – Morgan’s Pier *
Thu-Jul-25 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar *
Sat-Jul-27 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #
Thu-Aug-01 Berlin – Berghain Kantine
Fri-Aug-02 Katowice – Off Festival
Sat-Aug-03 Vienna – Flex
Sun-Aug-04 Nürnberg – Folk im Park
Mon-Aug-05 Hamburg – Aalhaus
Tue-Aug-06 Köln – King Georg
Wed-Aug-07 Sibenik – Terraneo Festival
Sat-Aug-10 Helsinki – Flow Festival
Sun-Aug-11 Amsterdam – MC Theater
Tue-Aug-13 Wetzlar, Germany – Kulturzentrum Franzis
Wed-Aug-14 Luxembourg – Exit07
Thu-Aug-15 Paris – Plage de Glazart
Fri-Aug-16 St. Malo – La Route du Rock
Sun-Aug-18 Powys – Greenman Festival
Mon-Aug-19 London – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Mon-Sep-16 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl %
Tue-Sep-17 Seattle, WA – Barboza %
Wed-Sep-18 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios %
Fri-Sep-20 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel %
Sun-Sep-22 Big Sur, CA – Woodsist Festival @ Henry Miller Memorial Library
Wed-Sep-25 San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brew %
Thu-Sep-26 San Diego, CA – Casbah %
Fri-Sep-27 Los Angeles, CA – Center for the Arts Eagle Rock %
Sat-Sep-28 Pioneertown, CA – Woodsist Festival @ Pappy and Harriet’s %#

* = w/ Parquet Courts
# = w/ Alex Bleeker and the Freaks
% = w/ The Fresh & Onlys

JONATHAN RADO OF FOXYGEN ANNOUNCES DEBUT LP ON WOODSIST

We are excited to announce Jonathan Rado’s (Foxygen) debut solo LP “Law and Order” out September 3rd on Woodsist.

Stream the first track below.

Jonathan Rado is a songwriter, a staid performer, an evangelical producer – the 23-year-old California native’s solo project, fashioned on brief sabbatical from his main project, Foxygen, is a deliciously self-conscious piece of esoteric apocrypha. Like character games, or symphonies of nonsense imitation-language, his records are cathartic, designed only to liberate the body and break the awkwardness of obsessive, existential silence. Alone in a bedroom, the holy land where he’s been experimenting with recording since junior high, Rado laughs nervously and eats his fingernails, awestruck by the sublimity of the aural world. The smallness of his own anemic voice confounds the babe agape, and only by adopting the task of genre does he transcend his own limitations to stand comfortably at the precipice of sound.

On his debut solo album, “Law and Order,” the San Fernando Valley and the Lower East Side flirt over muddy coffee, get married over corned beef, and give birth to a Motown drum beat – but something is amiss. For example, there is no bass line on LA-psychedel-dance-jam “Seven Horses,” and not a single hand clap satisfies the droning singer’s gently repetitive request, “If you feel it all, clap your hands.” “Hand In Mine” sounds like an idea Johnny Cash had while sleepwalking through a fever dream. June is awakened by a frenzy of crashing symbols and revelatory mumbling as Johnny, pajama’d, arranges equipment atop the bed and holds out an urgently affectionate hand, beckoning her to sing. She complies without ever removing her silken, floral eye-shade.

The zonked-out guitarist settles back to warm Christmas sleep but dreams only of synthesizers. “Looking 4a Girl Like U” is an opium den, and there in the running shower Prince stands, sultry. He kaleidoscopically unbuttons his soaked, sequined shirt for six consecutive minutes, screaming baaaaaby and ego-dancing until “I Wood,” a folk spasm of paranoid schizophrenia in which Rado’s Bob Dylan vowels pile so heavily upon a White Fence-minor progression that Tim Presley actually materializes on “Faces” to turn the water and steamy distortion off. “All The Lights Went Out In Georgia” is a self-loathing diary entry thrown into a fire and “Pot of Gold” gets too drunk, freaks out, and starts hitting on everybody. So Rado wraps up the album and apologizes to everyone, promising not to invite that guy over anymore.

Crafted by a serious conductor of gracelessness and good-humored imperfection, this album champions simplicity, catchiness, and cranberry-plush playfulness, without ever maliciously satirizing the material of inspiration. Rado enters familiar musical forms and puppeteers caricature voices with the most appreciative irreverence and, stretching out on a big burlesque bed, he bends brass platitude until it sounds Rado-y and golden. – JACLYN COHEN

WOODSIST FESTIVAL 2013

Woodsist and (((folkYEAH!))) are pleased to announce this year’s Woodsist Festival, returning to the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, CA for the 4th year in a row, as well as a one-day event at Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown the following weekend. Two mellow days of music and celebration under the giant redwoods on the California coast and one in the desert near Joshua Tree. With six bands per day in Big Sur and seven in Pioneertown, this year will feature current and past Woodsist acts along with some of our favorite artists. Tickets for the Big Sur event will go on sale this Friday May 3, and tickets for Pioneertown will go on sale next Tuesday May 7.

SUNDAY- SEPT 22 – BIG SUR

Woods
White Fence
Foxygen
Michael Hurley
Skygreen Leopards
Jessica Pratt

MONDAY- SEPT 23 – BIG SUR

Real Estate
Fresh and Onlys
Peaking Lights
Little Wings
MV & EE
Alex Bleeker and the Freaks

SATURDAY- SEPT 28 – PIONEERTOWN

Real Estate
Woods
Fresh and Onlys
White Fence
The Babies
Jessica Pratt
Alex Bleeker and the Freaks
more TBA

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Recommended lodging options:

http://www.fernwoodbigsur.com

http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org/camping.html

http://www.bigsurlodge.com/

http://www.glenoaksbigsur.com

http://www.bigsurriverinn.com

FERNWOOD RESORT
47200 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2422

http://www.fernwoodbigsur.com

Bottchers Gap Campground
Camping Big Sur
805-434-1996

Andrew Molera State Park

http://www.parks.ca.gov

Hwy 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2315

Kirk Creek Campground
www.campone.com

Hwy 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
(805) 434-1996

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For Pioneertown:

Travel Lodge

54850 Twentynine Palms Hwy
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
(760) 365-3311

TICKETS:
www.folkyeah.com

WOODS ANNOUNCE SPRING / SUMMER TOUR DATES AND NEW SINGLE

Woods are hitting the road this Spring & Summer, with a May trip to Europe where they will appear at festivals like The Great Escape and Primavera Sound. In July the band will tour the East Coast and Midwest with Parquet Courts, including a return trip to Pitchfork Fest in Chicago. The band will release a new single on July 9 in celebration of the tour.

The recording of these songs serves as a farewell to Rear House, Woods’ home, recording studio, creative refuge and beloved shithole for 10 long years. “God’s Children” is a classic Kinks tune from the soundtrack to the 1971 British film “Percy.” “Be All Be Easy,” originally from 2011′s Sun and Shade, was rerecorded to capture the live form that’s taken shape since it’s original release. Both are the first to feature new drummer, Aaron Neveu.

MAY EURO TOUR
Thu-May-9 Les Nuits de Botanique – Brussels (B)
Fri-May-10 Vera – Groningen (NL)
Sat-May-11 Pop Revo – Aarhus (DK)
Sun-May-12 Pustervik – Gothenburg (S)
Mon-May-13 Debaser – Stockholm (S)
Tues-May-14 Debaser – Malmö (S)
Weds-May-15 Stengade – Copenhagen (DK)
Thu-May-16 Comet Club – Berlin (D)
Sat-May-18 The Great Escape @ Pavilion Theatre(Uncut Stage)- Brighton (UK)
Sun-May-19 The Lexington – London (UK)
Mon-May-20 Indiestad @ Paradiso – Amsterdam (NL)
Tues-May-21 Le Point Ephemere – Paris (F)
Weds-May-22 Le Saint des Seins – Toulouse (F)
Thu-May-23 Primavera Sound – Barcelona (ES)

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JULY U.S. TOUR WITH PARQUET COURTS
Sat-Jul-13 Boston, MA TT The Bears *
Sun-Jul-14 Portland, ME Space 538 *
Mon-Jul-15 Burlington, VT Signal Kitchen *
Tue-Jul-16 Montreal, QC Il Motore *
Wed-Jul-17 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern *
Thu-Jul-18 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
Fri-Jul-19 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Music Festival
Mon-Jul-22 Louisville, KY Zanzabar *
Tue-Jul-23 Charlottesville, VA Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar *
Wed-Jul-24 Philadelphia, PA Morgan’s Pier *
Thu-Jul-25 Baltimore, MD Ottobar *
Sat-Jul-27 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom #

Fri-Aug-16 La Route Du Rock Festival – St. Malo (F)
Sun-Aug-18 Greenman Festival – Powys (UK)

* = w/ Parquet Courts
# = w/ Alex Bleeker and The Freaks

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WOODS LINKS:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/woodsfamilyband

Official Site – http://www.woodsist.com/woods/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/woodsist

THE BABIES SPRING TOUR

March 1 – Los Angeles, CA – Natural History Museum *
April 19 - Somerville, MA – Starlab
April 20 – Middletown, CT – Wesleyan University
April 21 – Winooski, VT – Monkey House
April 22 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
April 23 – Toronto, ON – Silver Dollar
April 24 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
April 25 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe
April 26 – Baltimore, MD – Golden West
April 27 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
May 3 – Albany, NY – Valentines
May 4 – Bennington, VT – Bennington College Sunfest
May 25 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival
May 26 – Grenoble, France – Le Ciel
May 27 – Strasbourg, France – Le Troc’afé
May 28 – Paris, France – Le Point Éphémère
May 29 – Nantes, France – Stereolux
May 30 – Limoges, France – La Fourmi
May 31 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Le Romandie Club
June 1 – Modena, Italy – Mattatoio, Carpi (MO)
June 2 – Luzern, Switzerland – Radio 3Fach Voliere Bar
June 3 – Munich, Germany – Kafe Kult
June 4 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
June 5 – Prague, Czech Republic – K4
June 6 – Dresden, Germany – Ostpol
June 7 – Berlin, Germany – Monarch
June 8 – Malmo, Sweden – Inkonst
June 9 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser
June 10 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Roda Sten
June 12 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Huset-KBH
June 13 – Hamburg, Germany – Astra Stube
June 14 – Germany – King Georg
June 15 – Utecht, Holland – Ekko
June 16 – Amsterdam, Holland – Paradiso
June 17 – Kortrijk, Belgium – De Kreun
June 18 – Groningen, Holland – Vera
June 19 – Bristol, UK – Start the Bus
June 20 – London, UK – Lexington
June 21 – York, UK – Basement

THE BABIES “Our House On The Hill” OUT NOW and available HERE

ALEX BLEEKER & THE FREAKS ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM / TOUR

Sophomore LP from Real Estate’s bassist due this May

“New Jersey-born Alex Bleeker is an old soul. For his sophomore album, How Far Away, he lets that come into play fully. Over 11 tracks, he deals with the autumnal phase of lost love, the point after the grieving subsides and you start figuring out what you’re supposed to do next. As with his last album, Bleeker cobbles together a ragtag collection of “freaks,” including Mountain Man’s Amelia Meath, who provides gorgeously weighty backing vocals on four tracks, Woods’ Jarvis Tanviere, Real Estate’s Jackson Pollis, Big Troubles’ Sam Franklin, among plenty of other like-minded musicians who lend sparkling instrumental flourishes and a full-bodied backbone to Bleeker’s pained yowl. Album opener “Don’t Look Down” feels like a mission statement for the rest of the record. Over upbeat guitar jangle and smooth organ runs, Bleeker’s voice cracks and lilts: “Don’t look back on the way we met/ don’t look back at me now/ don’t retract all the things you’ve said/ don’t back out on me.” In the hands of plenty of other songwriters this would come off as self-pitying, but Bleeker just seems wise. The key to How Far Away isn’t just Bleeker’s lyrics, which manage to be both universal and intensely specific, but also the relaxed dynamics of the players. Bleeker is a jam band fanatic, and he takes the core ethos of The Grateful Dead-let things unfold naturally-and distills it into concise pop songs: tracks like “All My Songs” and “Rhythm Shakers” are brief, but they shift from crystaline guitar to weighty bass effortlessly, with Bleeker working as a heartbroken bandleader, keeping things moving organically. Nothing is hurried, but nothing overstays its welcome either. Though How Far Away is packed with singles, the album works best as a narrative about the dissolution of a relationship. You could call it a breakup record, but that wouldn’t quite be giving it enough credit. Instead, it’s about growing older and figuring out what you need to do to keep moving. It’s never overly sad or angry or obsessed with itself, it’s just true.” – Sam Hockley-Smith

STREAM: “Don’t Look Down”

ALEX BLEEKER & THE FREAKS TOUR

Sun-Feb-17 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands +
Sat-Feb-23 – Storrs, CT – Storrs Congregational Church at University of Connecticut
Fri-Mar-1 – Annandale-on-Hudson, NY – Manor at Bard College *
Wed-Mar-6 – Charlottesville, VA – Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar #
Thu-Mar-7 – Raleigh, NC – King’s Barcade %
Fri-Mar-8 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover
Sat-Mar-9 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl %
Sun-Mar-10 – New Orleans, LA – Circle Bar
Mon-Mar-11 – Houston, TX – Rudyard’s
Wed-Mar-13 – Austin, TX – Red 7 – Force Field / Stones Throw (SXSW)
Wed-Mar-13 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room – Megablaag (SXSW)
Thu-Mar-14 – Austin, TX – Spider House Ballroom – KVRXPlosion (SXSW)
Sat-Mar-16 – Austin, TX – Beerland – Ground Control Touring Party (SXSW)
Sun-Mar-17 – Dallas, TX – Spillover Fest
Tue-Mar-19 – Oxford, MS – Lamar Lounge
Wed-Mar-20 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
Thu-Mar-21 – Boone, NC – Boone Saloon
Fri-Mar-22 – Athens, GA – Farm 255
Sat-Mar-23 – Greenville, NC – Spazz Fest
Wed-Apr-3 – New Haven, CT – BAR Nightclub (Free show)
Fri-Apr-5 – Harrisonburg, VA – MACRoCk Festival
April 11-13 – Calgary, AB – MTT Fest

+ = w/ Quilt
* = w/ Andrew Cedermark
# = w/ Prince Rama
% = w/ Ducktails

WOODS MAY EURO TOUR

WOODS MAY EURO TOUR

09/05/13 : Les Nuits de Botanique – Brussels (B)
10/05/13 : Vera – Groningen (NL)
11/05/13 : Pop Revo – Aarhus (DK)
12/05/13 : Pustervik – Gothenburg (S)
13/05/13 : Debaser – Stockholm (S)
14/05/13 : Debaser – Malmö (S)
15/05/13 : Stengade – Copenhagen (DK)
16/05/13 : Comet Club – Berlin (D)
19/05/13 : The Lexington – London (UK)
20/05/13 : Indiestad @ Paradiso – Amsterdam (NL)
21/05/13 : Le Point Ephemere – Paris (F)
22/05/13 : Le Saint des Seins – Toulouse (F)
23/05/13 : Primavera Sound – Barcelona (ES)

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HERBCRAFT ANNOUNCES NEW LP ON WOODSIST, STREAM FIRST TRACK

Three years on from the initial Herbcraft blurt, this third Herbcraft LP sees a full blossoming of sonic seeds sown in previous wax transmissions. Once the isolationist bedroom-psych project of Matt Lajoie, the intervening years have found Herbcraft sprawling out in many different full-band incarnations–duo, trio, quartet, sextet–for tours and heady super-sessions at their HQ in Maine. The Astral Body Electric finds the most enduring lineup of the band at its peak: songs half-composed, half-improvised, and played with freewheeling first-take intensity. Recorded direct to tape by Doug Tuttle (Mmoss) in an 18th-century New England barn, the focus on analog recording techniques (spring reverb, tape delay, hands-on flange) captures the Herbcraft soundworld in its most-natural habitat. Matt’s unhinged electric guitar swirls around Dawn Aquarius’ wah’ed organ riffs, Nicholas Barker’s kosmische-inspired drums and synth, and Corinna Marshall’s trilled-out flute and circular bass, complete with nebulous group vocals and auxiliary support from Doug (Mmoss) and Aaron Neveu (Woods). “Aurally massaged” into the 4th dimension by Matt “MV” Valentine with his signature “Spectrasound” mastering technique, The Astral Body Electric is psychedelic, mantric, free-rock music for the mind and body, and the most expansive, fully-realized, and confident Herbcraft record yet.

HERBCRAFT -The Astral Body Electric – LP out March 5, 2013