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Published: 2014/01/09

Woods Confirm New Album

Woods will release their next album With Light and With Love on April 15 via their own Woodsist records. The album is the band’s first to feature their current lineup: frontman Jeremy Earl, multi-instrumentalist Jarvis Taveniere, bassist Kevin Morby and drummer Aaron Neveu. The album finds the band digging into their rural, rootsy influences.

A note about the album reads:

_Woods’ brand of pop shamanism has undergone several gradual transformations over their past few albums, but on With Light And With Love, the tinkering reveals an expanded sonic palette that includes singing saw, heavier emphasis on percussion, and a saloon piano that sounds like it was rescued from a flooded basement. Distinct from both the stoned volk of their earliest recordings and the Kraut-y dalliances of more recent fare, With Light And With Love showcases a more sophisticated brand of contemporary drug music that owes more to Magical Mystery Tour than motorik. If you’ve ever thought of Woods as a pop group comprised of weirdos, or a weirdo band that happens to excel at playing pop songs almost in spite of itself, With Light And With Love provides a corrective in the form of songs that show these two elements as natural, inextricable bedfellows. Throughout the album, vocals are frequently emitted through Leslie speakers and guitars perform one-string ragas like Sandy Bull reared on shoegaze and skate videos. With Light And With Love is an album of deeply psychedelic, deeply satisfying songs for a new age of searchers, of Don Juan and Animal Chin alike. – James Toth_

The group will support With Light and With Love on the road this spring.

Here’s a look at the album’s tracks

1.Shepherd
2.Shining
3.With Light And With Love
4.Moving To The Left
5.New Light
6.Leaves Like Glass
7.Twin Steps
8.Full Moon
9.Only The Lonely
10.Feather Man

April 25 Philadelphia, PA—Boot and Saddle
April 26 Washington, DC—Rock and Roll Hotel
April 27 Richmond, VA—Strange Matter
April 28 Asheville, NC—Mothlight
April 29 Atlanta, GA—Masquerade – Purgatory
May 1 Houston, TX—Mangos
May 2 Austin, TX—Austin Psych Festival
May 3 Dallas, TX—Club Dada
May 4 Lawrence, KS—Love Garden’s 24th Anniversary Celebration at Seed Co. Studios
May 6 St Louis, MO—Firebird
May 7 Chicago, IL—Subterranean
May 9 Toronto, ON—Great Hall / Canadian Music Week
May 10 Montreal, QC—Il Motore
May 11 Burlington, VT—Higher Ground
May 13 Portland, ME—Space 538
May 14 Boston, MA—Sinclair
May 15 Kingston, NY—BSP Kingston
May 16 New York, NY—Bowery Ballroom

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