Woods announces new album, Bend Beyond due this Sept.
VIDEO: “I Was Gone” (live) –
on September 18th Woods will release their new album, Bend Beyond, on Woodsist Records.A limited 7″ featuring the first single will be available on their West Coast tour this August with Peaking Lights, which is centered around the Woodsist Festival in Big Sur on Aug 4th and 5th.
With their live sound now in place, the band released the equally lauded follow-up albums At Echo Lake and Sun and Shade, 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 favored 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 Fall 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.
Fri-Aug-03 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall *
Sat-Aug-04 Big Sur, CA Woodsist Festival @ Henry Miller Library
Tue-Aug-07 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones *
Wed-Aug-08 Los Angeles, CA Echo *
Thu-Aug-09 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
Sat-Sept-01 Brighton, UK The Blind Tiger
Sun-Sept-02 Dorset, UK End of the Road
Mon-Sept-03 London, UK Cargo
Tue-Sept-04 Leeds, UK Brudenell Social Club
Wed-Sept-05 Bristol, UK The Fleece
* = w/ Peaking Lights