20th April 2011

Sun & Shade Released 13th June 2011
LISTEN‘Pushing Onlys’

Label: Woodsist

If records can be classified into 'urban' (not in the R & B sense) and 'rural', then At Echo Lake is surely from the countryside,” Drowned in Sound

“Woods make a brand of new folk that’s blissfully whimsical, happily nostalgic and, most importantly, classically and simply melodic..” Loud & Quiet
“An album that exposes itself to the forces of the great outdoors” Uncut

Woods is a two-headed dog asleep on the porch and a butterfly on the windowsill... a Janus, a Gemini and a screen door. The sun won’t fade and the earworms will not leave, but the jams go on too long for the girl in the back who wonders if her friends are at another bar. Still, the ballads always make her cry. Woods is up there relaying the Woods-feel: Folk-rock, fuzz, tambourines, tapes and raw lunch pulled straight from the yard. Pop songs and other things: Sun and Shade.”—Glenn Donaldson

Over the past few years Woods have established themselves as an anomaly in a world of freaks. They were an odd proposition even in the outré company of vocalist/guitarist/label owner Jeremy Earl’s Woodsist roster, perpetually out of time, committed to songsmanship in an age of noise, drone and improvisation, to extended soloing, oblique instrumentals and the usurping use of tapes and F/X in an age of dead-end singer-songwriters.

Recent live shows have seen them best confuse the two - playing beautifully-constructed songs torn apart by fuzztone jams and odd electronics. Deformed by contemporary experiments, bolstered by magical traditions from the past, WOODS the sound of now, right here.

2-4 - Sept UK Dorset End Of The Road Festival
Additional UK shows will be announced shortly

WOODSIST041 I Was Gone (7-inch)
WOODSIST040 At Echo Lake
WOODSIST025 / SHR156 Songs of Shame
SHR152 How to Survive + In the Woods
SHR150 At Rear House

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