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Nearly 200 years ago, back when the shoreline dunes of San Francisco were considered uninhabitable, they came to be known as the Outside Lands — terrain fit only for the bravest pioneers. These days that territory is a lot more comfortable: Among other landmarks, it’s become home to Golden Gate Park, an oasis of urba… More »

Jobs were passed down generationally between strangers. One guy became an editor at a magazine, but used to be a music buyer at Mondo Kim’s on St. Marks. My friend got the job and started a shoegaze band with a tall guy named Brad that had a huge beard and a couple large cats. Brad… More »

Don’t you love Christmas music? I’m Jewish so mostly it makes me feel like I’m in a mall. But don’t you love malls? I’ve been trying to get my daughter to listen to The Nutcracker, and that’s been pretty easy because she’s only three and doesn’t have a choice. But if Tchaikovsky’s not your speed… More »

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Stream EZTV Calling Out

Brooklyn newbies EZTV (not to be confused with the torrenting service of the same name) recorded their debut full-length album, Calling Out, with Jarvis Taveniere of Woods. The whole “gently jangly” thing (in the words of our own Chris DeVille) is now streaming in full up until its release on Friday. You could compare part… More »

By: Grace Birnstengel / July 6, 2015 - 3:51 pm

Photos: Woodsist Festival Pioneertown 2014

This past weekend brought the Pioneertown edition of the Woodsist Festival, now in its second year. The label delivered several bands to the Southern California desert location, including Foxygen, Cass McCombs, the Fresh And Onlys, Peaking Lights, and (of course) Woods. We sent photographer Jasper Bernbaum to capture the event, and you can take a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 18, 2014 - 1:20 pm

Woods – “New Light” Video

The prolific and consistently great Brooklyn folk rockers Woods released their latest album, With Light And With Love, earlier this year. Some of the band’s album covers have featured sketches from frontman Jeremy Earl, and his sketches have now been animated by organ/piano player John Andrews in a mesmerizing video for “New Light” that give… More »

By: James Rettig / July 24, 2014 - 3:15 pm

Woods – “Tomorrow’s Only Yesterday”

New York vibe-creators Woods released With Light And With Love, the latest in a long line of satisfying campfire-rock albums, earlier this year, and they’re following it up next month with a new 7″ single that features two non-album tracks. We already posted one of those tracks, the starry-eyed “Tambourine Light.” And now we get… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 26, 2014 - 11:45 am

Woods – “Tambourine Light”

Just last month, Woods released With Light And With Love, an album of warm, inviting lazy-afternoon psychedelia. But the band still has plenty of sunny vibes left to transmit. They’ve just announced the impending release of a new 7″ single that includes two non-album tracks, “Tambourine Light” and “Tomorrow’s Only Yesterday.” The A-side is a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 28, 2014 - 11:48 am

Photos: Austin Psych Fest 2014

This past weekend Austin Psych Fest hosted a ton of great bands that generally would fall under the umbrella of being psychedelic. That is a gratefully wide definition which led to a varied and far-reaching lineup. Current psych masters like Panda Bear and of Montreal performed alongside old guards like the Zombies while stranger, more… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 5, 2014 - 4:33 pm

Stream Woods With Light And With Love

Ever since January we’ve been hearing one new song per month from the upcoming Woods album With Light And With Love, and each of them — first “Leaves Like Grass,” then “Moving To The Left,” then the sprawling title track — did nothing but stoke a feverish anticipation for another installment of folksy psychedelic alt-rock… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 8, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Woods – “With Light And With Love”

The pastoral New York psych-rockers Woods, who are so consistently great lately that they’re starting to be underrated, have a new album called With Light And With Love coming soon, and we’ve already posted the early tracks “Leaves Like Glass” and “Moving To The Left.” Next up: The title track, nine minutes of starry-eyed songcraft… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 27, 2014 - 1:52 pm

Woods – “Moving To The Left”

Last month “Leaves Like Glass” became our first sample of Woods’ new album With Light And With Love. Now they’ve shared “Moving To The Left” which delivers on an early press release’s promise of “singing saw and heavier percussion.” Both those things get a spotlight here and they blend right in with the band’s melodic… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 11, 2014 - 1:32 pm

Kevin Morby – “Harlem River” Video

As a member of both Woods and the Babies, Kevin Morby has spent serious time in the lo-fi trenches. Morby released Harlem River, his debut solo album, late last year, and now he’s made a video for the simmering seven-minute folk-rock title track. Adarsha Benjamin directed the video, which is made up of Super-8 style… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 23, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Woods – “Leaves Like Glass”

The expansive New York folk-rock band Woods has quietly been building a seriously lovable discography over the past few years, getting slowly better with every album; their last one, 2012’s Bend Beyond, will slowly slay you if you let it. Today, they announce plans to follow that album up with one called With Light AndMore »

By: Tom Breihan / January 9, 2014 - 10:19 am

Stream Kevin Morby Harlem River

As a key member of both Woods and the Babies, Kevin Morby is a busy man, but he’s still found the time to record a delicate and meditative new solo album called Harlem River, an LP that exists on the more bucolic extremes of Woods’ sound. We’ve already posted his songs “Miles Miles Miles” and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2013 - 5:32 pm

Woods – “It Ain’t Easy” Video

The New York campfire-psych band Woods came out with their album Bend Beyond more than a year ago, but that LP has lost no luster in the time since its release; if anything, it sounds better now than when it came out. Artist Adarsha Benjamin, who directed or co-directed the band’s previous videos for “CaliMore »

By: Tom Breihan / November 4, 2013 - 11:44 am

Kevin Morby – “Miles, Miles, Miles”

Looks like Kevin Morby is taking a short breather from his excellent bands, Woods and the Babies, to release a solo album titled Harlem River. Before that comes out, though, Morby has shared the first single, “Miles, Miles, Miles,” a particularly lovely bit of folk rock. Backed by a slow and steady drum beat Morby… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 5, 2013 - 11:49 am

The Babies – “Mess Me Around” Video

The Woods/Vivian Girls side project the Babies released their sophomore album Our House On The Hill last year, and it’s one of those albums that seems slight at first but sticks with you. The fast, catchy jangle “Mess Me Around” is a prime example of the album’s stickiness, and now it’s got a video from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 18, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Woods – “God’s Children” (Kinks Cover)

The excellently laid-back campfire classic rockers in Woods release music at a furious clip, and their next missive will arrive in the form of a new 7″ in a few months. That single’s B-side is a warm and jangly cover of the Kinks’ “God’s Children,” a song from the soundtrack of the 1971 movie PercyMore »

By: Tom Breihan / April 10, 2013 - 4:54 pm

Alex Bleeker And The Freaks – “Leave On The Light”

When his day job has some downtime, Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker has taken to gathering fellow-minded musicians to fill out the group of misfits that make up Alex Bleeker And The Freaks. Members of Woods, Real Estate, and Mountain Man (to name a few) have joined Bleeker for his new album, How Far Away,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 26, 2013 - 2:29 pm

Woods – “Size Meets The Sound” Video

Last year, New York campfire-rockers Woods released their album Bend Beyond, maybe their best yet; it hasn’t gotten the slightest bit old yet. And now they’ve given us their video for the early single “Size Meets The Sound,” a vintage-looking montage of laid-back West Coast life that looks pretty great when the alternative is the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2013 - 12:16 pm
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