*Digital Pre-order – Includes 5 bonus tracks
Woods, the psych-folk partnership of Jeremy Earl and Jarvis Taveniere, will release More Strange, the deluxe edition of their highly acclaimed 2020 album Strange To Explain, on July 23 via Woodsist Records. The digital-only release will include five bonus tracks, all recorded during the original Strange To Explain sessions at Stinson Beach’s Panoramic House in Northern California. Bonus tracks include two new singles (“Waiting Around For A New Me” and “Nickels and Dimes”), two outtakes (“Daylight Push” and “Sun Jammer”), and an alternate version of the album track “Be There Still.” Today the band shares the first of the new singles, “Waiting Around For A New Me,” via a music video shot by Ian McNaughton.
Strange To Explain represented Woods’ first work following a series of milestones – Earl and Taveniere created the now-classic Purple Mountains record with David Berman; Taveniere moved from New York to California, making the band bicoastal for the first time in its 15-year existence; and Earl became a father. “Those first few months or first year of having a newborn kind of put me in a dreamlike state,” Earl told NPR’s Weekend Edition. “Starting to write the record was an escape for me from my everyday reality and anxieties.” The album was released to praise from Pitchfork, The Fader, Stereogum, Relix, and the New York Times, who profiled the band and called Strange To Explain their “most magnetic record yet… These 11 songs pair the eccentricity of Woods’ early records with the conviction that it’s all worth saying and playing a little louder.”