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Woodsman – “Healthy Life” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Last year the psych guitar gods of Woodsman released their third, self-titled album, and one of the standout tracks was the spacey, ghost-train chug of “Healthy Life.” To coincide with a special re-pressing of Woodsman, the Brooklyn-via-Denver group has released the video for the track. Sinuous guitar lines chase their way through fuzzy, addled shot… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 12, 2015 - 12:43 pm

Woodsman – “Further” (Stereogum Premiere)

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the Brooklyn-via-Denver instrumental psych combo Woodsman, but they’ve got a new song coming out soon through the digital music journal Singles Club. Along with the third issue of the magazine, up to 250 subscribers will receive a 7-inch containing “Further,” recorded by DIIV/Total Slacker producer Daniel Schlett… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 12, 2014 - 11:12 am

Woodsman – “All Tangled Up”

Brooklyn-via-Denver psych warriors Woodsman will put out a cassingle called “All Tangled Up” in October, and today we’ve got the blown-out A-side “All Tangled Up.” It’s a big-sounding, mostly instrumental jam that opens up for some joyous noodling. Download it below and scope upcoming tour dates while you’re there. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 16, 2012 - 12:34 pm

Area Codes: 303 – Denver, CO

Of all the Area Codes we’ve done so far, Denver is the biggest city, so it’s probably not a surprise that it has one of the richer histories of anything in the series. Before the jam band craze of the early-to-mid ’90s, Denver was long established as a friendly, scenic city conducive to folk act… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 26, 2012 - 4:18 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

Woodsman – “Parallel Minds”

Denver psych warlocks Woodsman supply a new song and a corresponding video for “Parallel Minds” that doesn’t pull too far away from their aesthetic; it’s a pretty hazy, shape-shifting deal. Check it out after the jump. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 8, 2011 - 12:54 pm

Woodsman – “In Circles”

It takes a modicum of gall in a post-Sunny Day Real Estate world to name a song “In Circles,” but here is Woodsman with just such an MP3 and gall in tow. The two-drummer/two-guitarist attack set forth by the Denver outfit on “In Circles” casts a relaxed motorik beat under thick plumes of bong smoke… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 17, 2011 - 12:34 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: November 2010

Back again with another monthly mix which, per its title, you should continue to expect monthly. We’re glad you guys enjoyed the last installment, and thoroughly appreciate the feedback. In case you missed October’s launch, the idea here is to offer a concentrated compendium of the finest recent freely available MP3s, selected from (though not… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 4, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Woodsman – “Insects”

Colorado’s Woodsman grow deeper and more expansive with each dispatch. I was also going to say “darker,” but “Insects,” the looping opening track from their forthcoming sophomore album Rare Forms, has a brightness to it that makes me think they’re singing about fireflies. Nice to see a new angle on their nighttime excursions. More »

By: brandon / October 28, 2010 - 1:37 pm

Woodsman – “Balance” Video

I’ve referred to Woodsman as dark and expansive more than once. The Denver group, in turn, refer to nature, Stan Brakhage, and the ’70s improv recordings of Miles Davis. It’s all also implied in their work and aesthetic. The last song we posted was “I Can’t Move,” a percussive, almost poppy drift from the charity… More »

By: brandon / June 16, 2010 - 10:05 am

Woodsman – “I Can’t Move” (Stereogum Premiere)

Woodsman is a dark, expansive psychedelic quartet from Denver. Again and again they remind me of walking into the Princeton Record Exchange back in the day and buying an unknown album just because it’s on a small experimental label I like and the cover art’s appealing (maybe a thick patch of trees or dense ivy… More »

By: brandon / May 28, 2010 - 10:05 am

SXSW 2010: Fool’s Gold – “Poseidon” Video (Live At Malverde)

When Stereogum first saw Fool’s Gold open for Cat Power a little over a year ago, Amrit noted the LA collective’s “love for benga (Kenya-based), juju (rooted in Nigeria), and the Congolese genre called soukous (mother of kwassa kwassa, maybe you’ve heard of it).” At last night’s packed IAMSOUND showcase, I was reminded most of… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 18, 2010 - 11:59 am

New Woodsman Video – “Sunglass”

Psychedelic Denver instrumental quartet Woodsman remind me more of the Glenn Jones-led Fahey-meets-Can Boston crew Cul de Sac than, say, Tortoise (or other post-rockers folks are bound to mention). Both of the elder groups have true technique and flow, but ever since Cul de Sac’s ’91 debut ECIM, their music’s struck me as more emotionally… More »

By: brandon / December 17, 2009 - 12:27 pm