WOODS – ” Live At Third Man Records “

Posted: April 25, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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When bands play at Third Man Records in Nashville, the shows are usually recorded to be released on vinyl as part of their Live at Third Man series. If you are fortunate enough to be in attendance, then at the show you can preorder a special Black & Blue split vinyl attendee version of the night’s performance.

Right now on Third Man Record’s site you can order the Black & Blue version of the recent performance by the great Brooklyn band Woods. The order page lists it as in stock, but the performance was just earlier this month and the usual turnaround on the Black & Blues is months and months. So, be forewarned that this may actually be more of a preorder.

As far as I know this is the first time that Third Man Records has sold the Black & Blues online outside of the refresh-athon sale they held a few years back.

Certain bands in this supersaturated, hyper-fragmented, temperamental internet era that rise above ephemeral popularity not because they perpetually reinvent themselves or stay ahead of trends or make headlines with crazy antics or write a mega hit or have a super dreamy frontperson… there are certain bands that rise above because of one characteristic that trumps all others: consistency. Woods is one of those bands, and their wheelhouse is a decidedly mellow blend of folk, psych, soul, and funk that’s wise beyond its years in timbre and lyric. It’s a comforting kind of music Woods makes. It doesn’t take you anywhere you don’t want to go, even if they world they depict is less and less hospitable with every passing day. It’s a soundscape reflective of the world it was created in, and its lack of call-it-action and angst makes it endlessly listenable for those of us with regrettably overactive minds. With over ten years and nine studio records under their belt, this Brooklyn band also runs their own label and 2-day festival at Big Sur, and has carved out a loyal legion of appreciators who extol their steadfast artistry and work ethic. We got to see the Nashville Chapter of this legion, as well as a whole slew of new members, at their live taping in our Nashville Blue room, Monday May 2nd. All captured on their Live at Third Man Records LP.


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