Yay New Woods! I’m so ready to get my lo-fi on. The first single is very very promising. Though I’m not sure what Cali in a Cup is? Wine maybe, though do you put it in a cup. Yeah I should probably listen closer, I’m most likely making an ass of myself.
Anyways, Woods has continued to put out great releases one after the next. I can’t wait to let this one spill into my ears. Get the pre-order limited before it’s gone.
From the Label (which is theirs):
CD/LP/CS AVAILABLE ON SEPT 18, 2012
Limited edition vinyl packaged in a deluxe gatefold jacket with printed inner sleeve and digital download coupon¬†
“For their seventh album, Bend Beyond, Woods got dark. It‚Äôs not that they weren‚Äôt dark before‚ÄĒwhen you really get in there and listen, Jeremy Earl is singing about some heavy stuff, but it‚Äôs hidden under his gorgeous falsetto and sometimes obtuse lyrics. On Bend Beyond, though, Earl and company fully embrace that darkness. Album opener ‚ÄúBend Beyond,‚ÄĚ has long been a jammy live staple, but here it‚Äôs compact and tight with a stuttered guitar line and a world-ending collision of instruments. Meanwhile ‚ÄúIs It Honest‚ÄĚ jangles along happily until you notice Earl is in a more destructive zone than the bright music initially suggests, singing It‚Äôs so fucking hard to see as both a form of comfort and an act of despair. Instrumentally, Bend Beyond is certainly the most full Woods record yet, guitars weave and bubble across peppy drumming, but lyrically Earl is at his most direct and spare. While previous albums sounded like they went directly from Earl‚Äôs brain to tape with minimal outside interference, Bend Beyond is lush and full-bodied, the work of a band in perfect, heavy harmony. Listening to the record as a whole, it feels like the most daring leap Woods has made yet: It captures the band‚Äôs live intensity, but keeps the intimate sadness that made them so great in the first place.”- Sam Hockley-Smith
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