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We might be biased given that Wooden Wand's James Jackson Toth has been known to eloquently opine about music on this very website, but we can't get enough of the guy's prolific, ever-evolving spin…   Read Story »
As I said when I wrote up "Southern Colorado Song" in October: James Jackson Toth is a Stereogum contributor, but he’s much better known (and rightly so) by his musical alias Wooden Wand. As Wooden…   Read Story »
James Jackson Toth is a Stereogum contributor, but he's much better known (and rightly so) by his musical alias Wooden Wand. As Wooden Wand, James has produced a majestic catalog of bleak and…   Read Story »
As you may have heard, Grizzly Bear was featured on the cover of this week's New York Magazine, alongside the headline, "Is Rock Stardom Any Way To Make A Living?" The feature itself, written by…   Read Story »
I've always enjoyed James Jackson Toth's stripped-down, dusky music most: It gives us the space to sink our teeth into his songwriting; his voice sounds best when it's foreboding, bummed, soul-sick,…   Read Story »
My favorite Wooden Wand release is 2005's scratchy, stripped down, and spooky Harem Of The Sundrum And The Witness Figg. My mind wandered a bit after Second Attention, but Hard Knox, a collection of…   Read Story »
I remain partial to James Jackson Toth's early lo-fi days as Wooden Wand, especially the rusted-out Roky Erickson sounds on 2005's Harem Of The Sundrum & The Witness Figg. He showed an ability to up…   Read Story »