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As a companion piece to their new full length, Sun and Shade, this single was recorded in the winter of 2011 at Buttermilk Falls in Warwick, NY. Woods have gracefully risen to the top of their class by crafting intricate nostalgic, experimental pop songs that are unforgettable. The A-side, "Find Them Empty" is far less falsetto and way more Bob Trimble than any of their previous work. The B-side, "Be There" is a more jam-friendly number reminiscent of their legendary live shows. The cover of this single features a young Caleb Braaten (Sacred Bones), his father, and a gigantic marijuana plant. Enjoy!
More about Woods
On June 14th, WOODS released their 6th full-length album, Sun & Shade, on their own Woodsist record label. This Summer the band will embark on a North American tour co-headlining with The Fresh & Onlys. The tour will also include the band's first appearance at Pitchfork Festival as well as the two-day Woodsist Festival in Big Sur, CA which is already sold out. Also joining the tour on different legs will be Kurt Vile, Ducktails and White Fence, who have all recorded for the Woodsist label.
Recorded Winter to Winter, 2010-2011, Sun & Shade features a helping hand from west coast brother, Glenn Donaldson (Skygreen Leopards, Art Museums) and is the first full album recorded at the new Woodsist Headquarters in the small upstate town of Warwick, NY.
"Woods is a two-headed dog asleep on the porch & a butterfly on the windowsill... a Janus, a Gemini & a screen door. The sun won't fade & the earworms will not leave, but the jams go on TOO long for the girl in the back who wonders if her friends are at another bar. Still, the ballads always make her cry. Woods is up there relaying the Woods-feel: Folk-rock, fuzz, tambourines, tapes & raw lunch pulled straight from the yard. Pop songs & other things: Sun & Shade." -Glenn Donaldson
07/11 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall ^
07/12 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa ^
07/13 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace ^
07/14 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop ^
07/15 Bloomington, IN Russian Recording ^
07/16 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Music Festival
07/16 Chicago, IL Subterranean (Late Show) ^
07/18 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry #
07/19 Fargo, ND The Aquarium #
07/22 Seattle, WA Capitol Hill Block Party #
07/23 Vancouver, BC Electric Owl #
07/24 Bellingham, WA The Shakedown #
07/25 Portland, OR Doug Fir #
07/27 Sacramento, CA Sol Collective #
07/28 Felton, CA Don Quixote's Music Hall
07/29 San Francisco, CA Don The Independent #
07/30 Big Sur, CA Woodsist Festival - Fernwood Lodge (SOLD OUT)
07/31 Big Sur, CA Woodsist Festival - Henry Miller Library (SOLD OUT)