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Bend Beyond
Label: Woodsist
Formats: CD/ LP/ DL
 
"On the fringes or not, they're amassing an immersive, challenging catalogue defined by its excellence" The Fly

"With textures from psychedelic/folk rock and Big Star power pop, the classicism and growing accomplishment in their writing is insulated from smugness by an endearing scruffy charm" The Guardian
 
"Bend Beyond [is] a big, beautiful collection of psychedelic pop, vintage songwriting and frenzied raga wig-outs…" Uncut
 
"blissful" NME

"Jeremy Earl has always got a melody up his sleeve more harmonious and hopeful than the last" Loud & Quiet

"[a] contender for the pop album of the year" Record Collector
 


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ALSO AVAILABLE

 
Songs Of (Woodsist 2009)
Shame

At Echo Lake (Woodsist 2010)
 
Sun & Shade (Woodsist 2011)
 
 
 
 
CONTACT:
Nita Keeler @ Gold Star PR
nita.keeler@gmail.com
+44 (0)1600 892 690
 
WOODS covers The Kinks on new single
UK Dates For May
 
WOODS have confirmed European dates for May including a stopover at London's Lexington on 19th May.
 
The band will then return to the UK in August for this year's Green Man Festival.
 
 
WOODS release a new single 'Be All Easy' on 8th July which is backed with their cover of The Kinks' 'God's Children.'

The recording of these songs serves as a farewell to Rear House, Woods' home, recording studio, creative refuge and beloved shithole for 10 long years. 'God's Children' is a classic Kinks tune from the soundtrack to the 1971 British film "Percy." 'Be All Be Easy,' originally from 2011's Sun and Shade, was re-recorded to capture the live form that's taken shape since it's original release. Both are the first to feature new drummer, Aaron Neveu.
 
Their most recent album, Bend Beyond is out now via Woodsist records. 
 
FULL DATES
09-May B Brussels Les Nuits de Botanique
10-May NL Groningen Vera
11-May DK Aarhus Pop Revo
12-May S Gothenburg Pustervik
13-May S Stockholm Debaser
14-May S Malmö Debaser
15-May DK Copenhagen Stengade
16-May GER Berlin Comet Club
18-May UK Brighton The Great Escape @
Pavilion Theatre (Uncut Stage)
19-May UK London The Lexington
20-May NL Amsterdam Indiestad @ Paradiso
21-May FR Paris Le Point Ephemere
22-May FR Toulouse Le Saint des Seins
23-May ES Barcelona Primavera Sound
16-Aug F St. Malo La Route Du Rock Festival
15-Aug UK Brecon Green Man Festival

MORE ABOUT WOODS
 
“The foundations of Brooklyn’s Woods lie in the small rear-house apartment bedroom of Jeremy Earl, who took to recording his eerily somber acoustic songs in 2005 as little more than a humble personal outlet. After two early albums and several singles which saw Earl still honing his sound, Woods released Songs of Shame in 2009 to widespread critical acclaim and offered the band a chance to develop their live sound on the back of a massive touring schedule. During this period, the live line-up solidified with the inclusion of multi-instrumentalist Jarvis Taveniere, bassist Kevin Morby and cassette-collage maestro G. Lucas Crane. While the band’s early recordings had mixed haunting folk and distorted sound-scape journeys, their new live show offered Kraut-rock inspired fugues and Crazy Horse-style romps, infusing Earl’s dirges with an off-kilter energy and a sense of looming chaos.

With their live sound now in place, the band released the equally lauded follow-up albums At Echo Lake (2010) and Sun and Shade (2011), which continued to explore their signature mix of sun soaked pop and psychedelic meditations. All were released on Earl’s Woodsist label which, in addition to being the band’s home, has achieved an influential status in its own right, releasing records from Real Estate, White Fence and Kurt Vile, to name a few.

While creating their newest record, Bend Beyond, the band abandoned their usual recording process, which favoured immediacy above all – some songs were recorded just mere minutes after their creation – and instead sought to capture elements of their dynamic live sound. To this end, Taveniere joined Earl in his upstate home in the autumnl of 2011 and the pair produced the twelve song album, which features the epic title song, a recent centerpiece to the band’s live set.

While the core sound of Woods will always be Earl’s strikingly pure falsetto voice spilling dark secrets and twisted images, the group has never been content to coast on established formulas or sonic habits. With the recent addition of Aaron Neveu on drums to the live band, freeing up Taveniere to focus solely on guitar, the ever-evolving group has extensive touring plans for the Fall of 2012 to coincide with the release of Bend Beyond.” – Justin Sullivan
 
 
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