Friday, February 23, 2007

Don't Pass on Woods

Woods' new album At Rear House is a weird, lo-fi psychedelic indie folk rock paradise. And it's also really, really good. When I first listened to it I thought to myself 'I don't know, this might be too weird for me'. Then very quickly I found myself singing along with the eerie folk melodies and said 'No I think it's actually just right.'

From Fuck It Tapes: "Woods began in the woods, at the foot of Bear Mountain. In the earliest days it was a collaborative improvisational group with two core members and several guests, known as “woodsists.” Shortly thereafter, Jeremy Earl and Christian DeRoeck emerged from the woods, dusted themselves off, and began to walk upright. The two woodsists immersed themselves in human culture, learned to craft a melody, to wield a tambourine, to construct a crude phonograph from spare bicycle parts. They learned the value of a cassette. Jeremy and Christian returned to the woods and shared their newfound knowledge with the other woodsists. The result was Woods, songs and improvisations by outsiders, inspired by the human experience."

Below find two tracks from the new album, which you can get in stores now.

At Rear House

Woods - "Bone Tapper"

Woods - "Night Creature"

Also, check out the video for their single "Don't Pass on Me." That fine tune is also available to download at Woods on MySpace, where you can tell the guys how awesome they are.