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The ‘Gum Bowl: Woods Live Video, Effi Briest & DJ St. Vincent Pics

You’ve seen photos of the celebrity bowling tournament, and the behind-the-scenes pictures. Soon you’ll see the whole event in video highlights. But this one, and the live video herein, is about the free concert that followed. Brooklyn Bowl’s a big space with shitload of visual stimuli (e.g. a polar bear starving to death in big-scree… More »

By: brandon / May 27, 2010 - 3:18 pm

Stereogum & Videogum Present: The ‘Gum Bowl

Well this oughta be fun. A few things we love: Charity, bowling, music, and comedy. What we are doing about it: Combining all of them for a very special event. Stereogum and Videogum are partnering with the folks behind the Microsoft KIN to present the inaugural ‘Gum Bowl, bringing together so many of our favorite… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 14, 2010 - 6:07 pm

Titus Andronicus & The Babies Cover “The Sweater Song”

Late last week in Philadelphia, Titus Andronicus and Vivian Girls’ Cassie Ramone gave the Barbary a spirited cover of Weezer’s beloved “Undone – The Sweater Song.” Ramone was there because the Babies, her project with Woods’ Kevin Morby, opened. Titus main man Patrick Stickles nails and ably improvises the guitar solo because he loves Weezer. More »

By: brandon / April 19, 2010 - 2:09 pm

Woods – “I Was Gone”

At Echo Lake will be the fifth Woods full-length. This first sample from Echo Lake stays hypnotic without lulling, due to interplay between the song’s guitars: some flit in and out of the foreground, others stay workmanlike and straightforward. Singer Jeremy Earl keeps his voice high as ever, though his words are obscured in the… More »

By: jessica / March 11, 2010 - 6:07 pm

Woods Debut New Tunes On Daytrotter

Woods performed three previously unreleased bits of their spacious helium-huffing psychedelia along with Songs Of Shame’s “Where And What Are You?” when they stopped by Daytrotter. More »

By: brandon / October 7, 2009 - 4:15 pm

Fuck Yeah Fest 2009 In Photos

In its sixth year, Fuck Yeah Fest had the explicit intention of benefitting California’s state parks, and implicit intention of scaring away media outlets afraid of things with “Fuck” in the title. (Well OK: this year did bring the family friendly name change to FYF Fest, which is pronounced Fuck Yeah Fest Fest I think.)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 8, 2009 - 12:36 pm

New Babies – “Meet Me In The City”

According to their MySpace, Babies is the project of Vivian Girls’ Cassie Ramone, Woods bassist Kevin Morby, Bossy drummer Justin Sullivan, and Stupid Party’s Nathanael Stark on bass. All that said, it’ll largely be the songwriting project of Morby, because bassists need side projects. Take a listen to the shambling guitar-pop howler “Meet Me I… More »

By: brandon / August 20, 2009 - 12:58 pm

New Woods Video – “Where And What Are You?”

In their Michael La Burt-directed video for “To Clean,” Woods dug deep into ritualistic over-eating, band-on-band violence, and a twitchy, almost birdlike performance of the Songs Of Shame standout. This time, Amber Gonzalez zooms in more closely to follow a doodle’s progression across a crossword puzzle for the brief, ghostly album closer, “Where And What… More »

By: brandon / July 24, 2009 - 11:45 am

Wavves/Woods/Real Estate @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 7/15/09

After the scene portrait painted by Woodsist and Captured Tracks on Independence weekend, a Bowery bill boasting Woods and Real Estate wouldn’t register as a must-see despite those bands standing at the top of their class. But there was one Woodsister noticeably absent from that lineup, the same one who noticeably canceled a European tourMore »

By: Amrit Singh / July 16, 2009 - 11:08 am

Woodsist/Captured Tracks Fest @ 979 Broadway Backyard, Brooklyn 7/4/09

This past weekend was all about the USA, and nothing says America quite like a day full of shitgaze in a graffitied, degenerated yard under some train tracks in Bushwick (or “East Williamsburg,” if your real estate agent is shady). The rosters of the Woodsist and Captured Tracks labels joined lo-fi forces with Todd P… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 6, 2009 - 9:32 am

New Woods Video – “To Clean”

Woods have been kicking around Brooklyn in various forms for some time, but it’s the fourth full-length Songs Of Shame, with longstanding Vanishing Voices Jarvis Taveniere and G. Lucas Crane plus Kevin Morby in tow, that brought Woodsist head Jeremy Earl’s songwriting to a wider audience. “To Clean” is one of said collection’s most immediately… More »

By: brandon / June 16, 2009 - 10:10 am

New Woods – “Rain On”

When James Toth, aka Wooden Wand, released Harem of the Sundrum And The Witness Figg in 2005, I coulda sworn (and did) that he was going to continue with this lo-fi scratchiness, providing a noisier and weirder path for folks already finding Devendra Banhart and some of those other freak folks a bit too staid. More »

By: brandon / March 30, 2009 - 1:54 pm

SXSW 2009: Friday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy
On Friday we shook off the early-morning cobwebs and made a beeline to the Pitchfork/Windish Bash in time to catch the last couple tracks by psychedelic post-Vanishing Voice Brooklynites Woods on the outside stage (as far as labels go, this was undeniably the year of the Woodsist) and SchoolMore »

By: brandon / March 22, 2009 - 12:09 pm
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