Woods to Perform Lo-Fi Psychedelic Rock at Doug Fir MondayPosted by Rob Hedberg
Brooklyn, New York’s Woods perform audacious lo-fi psychedelic rock on Monday at Doug Fir. While forming Jeremy Earl (singer/guitarist) created Woodist Records signing such artists as Wavves, Kurt Vile, Vivian Girls, and Real Estate to name a few.
Developing, producing, and releasing albums since 2006, Woods assembled hype by generating priceless pop tunes with a dash of indie. Their 2009 album Songs of Shame propelled their music to a wider audience. Reaching out to fans of Guided By Voices and Shrimp Boat, Woods used past lo-fi influences while adding in their concoction of noise experimentation and riveting song crafting. Sun and Shame, their latest release, has critics concluding that Woods have taken the final steps to indie stardom, manufacturing their best album yet.
The new record finds Woods examining a wide variety of musical genres. Folk songs such as “Wouldn’t Waste” and “Be All Be Easy” have introspective melodies combined with intimate vocals that could pierce the heart of any human. “Pushing Onlys,” the first single off Sun and Shame, offers a giddy pop tempo and ghost noises fused with vocals that are reminiscent of Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips. Nearly a quarter of the album is used for songs such as “Sol y Sombra” and “Out of the Eye” that deliver heavy distortion, Middle Eastern fueled guitar, and menacing percussion that keeps the listener on edge.
A Brilliant performance is sure to unfold when Woods plays their contagious psychedelic rock at Doug Fir Monday.