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Stream The Babies Our House On The Hill

Next week, the Babies, the side project led by Vivian Girls’ Cassie Ramone and Woods’ Kevin Morby, will release their sophomore album Our House On The Hill — and now that they’re two albums deep, we might have to stop referring to them as a side project. We’ve already posted the album tracks “Moonlight Mile“… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 6, 2012 - 3:09 pm

Woods – “Give Your Light Off”

Woods released their Sun And Shade followup, Bend Beyond, last week. Its first single “Cali In A Cup” saw a limited-run of 7″s with an exclusive b-side, which takes shape here as the zonked-out “Give Your Light Off,” a meandering and moaning bit of campfires-and-vapors- wah-pedal psych-folk. Stream:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 24, 2012 - 12:18 pm

Stream Woods Bend Beyond

Prolific New York space-folkers Woods are back with a new album called Bend Beyond, and we’ve already heard the early tracks “Cali In A Cup” and “Size Meets The Sound.” The whole album sounds surprisingly hi-fi (or at least, like, mid-fi), and it’s now streaming over at Spin. To hear it, click here. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 12, 2012 - 9:58 am

Woods – “Cali In A Cup” Video

Woods inhabit a vintage home-movie-of-a-road-trip vibe in the video for “Cali In A Cup,” even jamming and holing up in a backwoods summer camp. Eventually they make it to the beach. Adarsha Benjamin directs. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 7, 2012 - 10:14 am

Woods – “Size Meets The Sound”

I’d argue that Brooklyn’s Woods have quietly assembled a near-flawless discography over the past five years, and based on what little we’ve heard of the forthcoming Bend Beyond, their streak is set to continue. The first single from the album, “Cali In A Cup,” debuted last month, and now we get “Size Meets The Sound,”… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 7, 2012 - 4:18 pm

The Babies – “Moonlight Mile”

The Babies, the lo-fi psych-rock band led by Vivian Girls’ Cassie Ramone and Woods’ Kevin Morby, will release their sophomore album Our House On The Hill in fall. And the first single from the LP is a garage-pop chug called “Moonlight Mile.” We’ve got it streaming below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 23, 2012 - 12:08 pm

Woods – “Cali In A Cup”

Woods will return this fall with Bend Beyond, their follow-up to 2011’s Sun And Shade. Today, they put out the first single “Cali In A Cup,” an open, laid-back rocker awash with pretty guitar lines, backing vocals and some fried-out instrumentation. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 2, 2012 - 12:44 pm

Woods – “Wind Was The Wine”

Prolific New York grime-folkers Woods will soon release a split LP with noise guy Amps For Christ, and it’ll feature four brand-new Woods tracks, as well as one collaboration with Amps For Christ. One of those four new ones is a brief but lovely campfire-jam called “Wind Was The Wine.” Stream it over at Pitchfork. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2012 - 4:03 pm

Woods – “Any Other Day” Video

A little earlier today, rootsy Brooklyn outfit Woods dropped the video for “Any Other Day,” one of the standouts from their underrated 2011 LP Sun And Shade. It’s got a psychedelic, vaguely-Yellow Submarine vibe; I’m sure the Woods dudes won’t mind the comparison. Check out the video, directed by Woods’ Jeremy Earl and EyeBodega, after… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 5, 2012 - 2:22 pm

22 New Indie Rock Christmas MP3s For 2011

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 »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2011 - 9:53 am

Woods – “Christmas Time Is Here” (Vince Guaraldi Cover)

This year you can have a a Very Woodsist Xmas, at least for three minutes. The god Vince Guaraldi’s magical Charlie Brown yule-time standard “Christmas Time Is Here,” the one that immediately gets you in the mood to sip mulled cider and get pepper-sprayed at Walmart, gets warped, ever-so-slightly, with the narcotic cassette-fetishist aesthetic that… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 1, 2011 - 11:51 am

End Of The Road Festival 2011 In Photos

Last week, the UK’s Larmer Tree Gardens hosted a hilariously deep bill for the End Of The Road Festival, a lineup that featured Joanna Newsom, Kurt Vile, Tinawiren, Lykke Li, Best Coast, the Walkmen and dozens of other notables. Elena Morelli was there to magnificently document the epic lineup. There’s a peacock in one of… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 7, 2011 - 10:39 am

Pitchfork Festival 2011: Saturday Recap

Pitchfork Fest Friday inspired thoughts about the intimate and situational appeal of much of today’s crop of independent artists, and the challenges inherent to translating that allure in sunny festival climes. Fittingly, Saturday’s most successful performers were those that were malleable enough to play to the festival, not in spite of it — or just… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 17, 2011 - 2:28 pm

Woods – “Find Them Empty”

“Find Them Empty”‘s a companion single to Woods’s recently released sixth full-length Sun And Shade. It was recorded this winter at Buttermilke Falls in Warwick, NY. The cover features the baby version of Sacred Bones honcho Caleb Braaten with his father, who must be happy to know his son’s helping carry on the tradition. Listen:… More »

By: brandon / June 23, 2011 - 1:23 pm

Zodiacs – “Faraway Friend”

Mike Sniper, the guy behind Blank Dogs and Captured Tracks, told us Zodiacs isn’t really a band, it’s “a studio project with a rotating lineup.” Wild Nothing and Beach Fossils collaborate on one track, for instance, and this one features Dum Dum Girls’ Dee Dee on vocals, Woods’ Jeremy Earl on drums, his bandmate Jarvi… More »

By: brandon / February 2, 2011 - 5:59 pm

Ducktails & Panda Bear – “Killin The Vibe”

Panda Bear joins one of his many aesthetic offspring Ducktails (aka Real Estate’s Matthew Mondanile) on this alternate bonus take of Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics “Killin The Vibe.” Of course, Noah’s inclusion does the opposite. (Woods’ Jarvis Tavanierre and Dent May also contribute.)… More »

By: brandon / January 12, 2011 - 9:42 am

The Babies – “Wild I”

I don’t think Cassie Ramone and Kevin Morby’s Vivian Girls/Woods spinoff the Babies’ “Wild I” is a play on VG’s “Wild Eyes” — that’s a Roman one not an “I.” Though who knows. The song appears on a limited-edition 7″ with “Wild II” called The Wilds. It’s also included on the band’s self-titled Shrimper debut. More »

By: brandon / January 5, 2011 - 3:28 pm

caUSE co-MOTION! – “Over You”

Jewelled Antler kingpin Glenn Donaldson has always had good taste in music (scroll) and a way with words. It’s no surprise I like the blurb he wrote for the Welcome Home / Diggin’ The Universe compilation. It nails the “scene” in a few sentences, also crystallizing a thread you’ll find across the comp’s specific 13… More »

By: brandon / July 7, 2010 - 11:02 am

Woods – “Death Rattles” Video

Woods’ downcast “Death Rattles” sounded like it needed a creepy video. I think they got one with “Death Rattles,” which shows the main character crawling out from under a rock and meeting with a group of mostly middle-aged LARPers (or he’s actually traveled back in time, like in Black Knight). There’s no real narrative to… More »

By: jessica / June 23, 2010 - 2:42 pm

Woodsist Fest @ The Echo & Echoplex, Los Angeles 6/15/10

Over the last few years the Woodsist label’s put together an impressive roster : Real Estate, Kurt Vile, Ganglians, and, of course, ‘Gum Bowl headliner Woods, whose Jeremy Earl founded the label. Worth celebrating, for sure. Last year they joined with Captured Tracks for a weekend festival in Bushwick, this year did shows in Big… More »

By: jessica / June 16, 2010 - 6:00 pm