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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 urban… 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 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
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…
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”…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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
Corban Goble | January 5, 2012 - 2:22 pm

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…
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,…
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…
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,…
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."…
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'
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…
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…
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…
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…
jessica | June 16, 2010 - 6:00 pm