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Woods - Songs of Shame

Recommended by us on 9th April 2009. 26 people love me. Be the 27th...

Songs of Shame by Woods.  Vinyl LP, CD.
  • Vinyl LP £15.59
    £2.70 shipping.
  • LP on Woodsist (WOODSIST025)
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  • CD £13.39
    Free UK shipping.
  • CD on Shrimper (SHR156)
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9/10 from on 09 April 2009

Songs of Shame is amazing. Ive not heard anything else from Woods (research tells me they have various tape reissues available and this is their fourth full length LP) but I'm definitely taking to this beauty. Opener 'To Clean' sounds like a perfect soundtrack for the turn of the seasons and the promise of summer. The guitar wails like a fucked up Mike Bloomfield morphing into Stephen Malkmus fried on acid at the Newport folk festival. This combination is exceedingly pleasing to the ear. The melodies are playful and catchy like the best Yo La Tengo tracks and vocals are too sweet. Thats just the beginning.. Woods have got deep fried acid folk and psychedelic rock all sewn up. Songs of Shame sounds as fresh as it does familiar and the recording tactics lend an authentic weight to each track. Youve got spaced out, nine-minute basement jams ('September With Pete'), Beach Boys quality folk pop ('The Number') and political songs of the like Neil Young would be proud ('Down the Road' and 'Military Madness'). An amazing mix of Frisco optimisms and New York cool, the soundtrack to the summer's bong parties, Woods are gonna be rocking my turntable for some time to come. YES!! Also, Woods are based around the song writing partnership of Jeremy Earl and Christian Deroeck of Menaguar (Troublemen Records). That only sweetens the deal surely.

8/10 according to on

All you need to hear is the track 'born to lose' and you'll be hooked. Seriously, the song is a real doozy. Ok, so maybe the entire lp isn't stellar, but it's well worth the cash, as is pretty much everything else that seems to come out on the Woodsist label.

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Songs of Shame by Woods. Vinyl LP. WOODSIST025 .

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Songs of Shame by Woods. CD. SHR156 .

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