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Real Estate
Real Estate

Oh this album. The first time I'd come across Real Estate. It was glued to my turntable that Pudsey spring. Its beautiful guitar work and mumbled melodies soundtracking the onset of summer. It's more fractured, more lo-fi than their later work, the laid back songs seemingly recorded in their rehearsal room on a dusky day. Essential Jersey indie pop for fans of Yo La Tengo and the Feelies.   
  • Vinyl LP (WOODSIST034)
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John Andrews & The Yawns
Bad Posture

Bad Posture was written at home over the course of the winter in John Andrews’ New Hampshire home, and then recorded in the springtime in the barn of that same home along with his band of freakfolk fellows The Yawns. Bad Posture is intimate rural music for the new American era. LP release on the Woodsist label.

Anna St. Louis
First Songs

First Songs by Anna St. Louis was originally released in 2017 and it is exactly as the title suggests - her first songs. What she regards as her debut album, If Only There Was A River, followed this in 2018, but here we see her emerging as a singer/songwriter to be reckoned with. Sun-kissed Californian sound with the earthy depth of her Kansas roots. On Woodsist.
  • Vinyl LP (WOODSIST092CV)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
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Kevin Morby
Still Life

The sweet-voiced Kevin Morby, known for his more modest roles as bassist in Woods and one part of Cassie Ramone's band the Babies, is set to release his second solo record, 'Still Life'. It follows up the eclectic folk record 'Harlem River', which ranged from plaintive acoustic ballads to smoky barroom guitar riffing. From hearing "Parade", one would expect 'Still Life' to be a folk rock record with booming, confident arrangements, bringing in trumpets that sound quite Okkervil River and subtle bass playing that recalls 'Blood on the Tracks' era Bob Dylan. 

Kevin Morby
Harlem River Dub (Peaking Lights Remix)

Kevin Morby’s name-making Harlem River LP turned five years old in 2018. To celebrate the occasion the former Woods/The Babies member has managed to wring two remixes of the album’s title track out of Peaking Lights. Both of them are the sort of lengthy, trippy edge-of-the-dancefloor numbers that PL have made good on so often down the years. The Harlem River Dub EP also includes an extended version of the original from Morby.

Little Wings
Explains

Little Wings is the alias of Kyle Field and he’s accumulated a large discography by now. Explains is the latest addition to that vast collection. Here we have a collection of folk tunes which gingle along gently with Field’s deadpan voice drawing you further into the song and the lyrics. It’s a warm cup of tea on a rainy Sunday, just how good folk music should be.

Anna St. Louis
If Only There Was A River

Anna St. Louis’s voice is not powerful. Nor is it impressive. It’s not even particularly reliable - the eleven tracks of If Only There Was A River find her frequently sliding between notes to find pitch. However, all of this stuff just adds fuel to the fire of David Byrne’s old adage that ‘the better the singer’s voice, the harder it is to believe what they’re saying’. St. Louis’ singing is absolutely beguiling here, guiding us like an old friend through these gentle folk-rock tunes. Think Gillian Welch and certain corners of Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s catalogue. Lovely record.

Night Shop
In The Break

You’ll know Justin Sullivan better as a drummer - he’s best known for being a tub-thumper for Kevin Morby’s various endeavours - but sometimes he likes to put himself centre-stage. In The Break, the debut LP from his Night Shop project, demonstrates that Morby isn’t the only good songwriter in his immediate circle. Sullivan’s breezy indie-rock ditties are reminiscent of Jonathan Richman.

Bonny Doon
Longwave

Bonny Doon already have one pretty damn pleasant self titled album under their belts but have since decamped to the evocatively named Mystic Lake in Michigan to record this swift follow up. Inspired by their surroundings the band have created a twilit world of understated strum pop in the vein of those breezy relaxed songs on the Velvet Underground's third LP. 
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Woods
Love Is Love

Written and recorded in the two months following the US election, Love Is Love is a collection of songs that try to bring together and fix the America that Woods think is becoming fractured and broken with hatred. Gentle beats and soft vocals are in abundance on this record that is available on Vinyl LP, CD and Cassette tape.

MV & EE
Root / Void

MV (Matt Valentine) and EE (Erika Elder) have been partners in life and music for a good long while now: they know themselves, each other, and their sound inside out. Root / Void strays away from the heavier psych-jams they’ve often produced, instead rocking a more pastoral form of psychedelica. Beautiful and intimate stuff. LP on Woodist.

Woods
City Sun Eater In The River of Light

City Sun Eater In The River of Light is the ninth LP by Woods, the American alt-folk-rock troupe with a psychedelic, even jazzy approach to their sound. As only their second recording made in a ‘proper’ studio, the sound is crisp and clear, but not lacking in the oddness either. The album is available on whatever format best takes your fancy: CD, cassette tape, or gatefold-packaged LP. On Woodsist.

Rafi Bookstaber
Late Summer

Late Summer sounds like a meet-in-the-middle between old, mellow guitar troubadour-isms and out-there underground rural psych in the vein of MV & EE. Rafi Bookstaber plays analogue-treated guitar in a way that makes it feel almost liquid, effortlessly shaping a mental picture of a deep melancholy woodland. Released by Woods’ label Woodsist.

Cian Nugent
Night Fiction

The album cover immediately tells you of the type of dusk-drenched folk that Cian Nugent is gonna deliver here on Night Fiction. Recorded in Dublin, the album contains much of Nugent’s simple guitar skills but also brings in a band with bass, drums, organ and vibes. All the instruments meld to create a folk album to spin through the long Winter nights with a cup of something hot.

Herbcraft
Wot Oz

Herbcraft are a psychedelically-inclined group (no shit), and they recorded Wot Oz almost by accident. Originally the session was just a warm-up, but soon it turned out the jammed-out material was too good not to do something with. Sounds like the product of a mind overheated on a hot August afternoon: e.g. it sounds very good. On Woodsist.
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  • Woodsist

Golden Calves
Collection: Money Band + Century band


  • Vinyl Double LP (WOODSIST056)
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Nodzzz
Innings


  • CD (WOODSIST051CD)
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  • Vinyl LP (WOODSIST051)
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V/A (Mantles, Ducktails, Fresh And Onlys, Woods etc)
Welcome Home / Diggin’ The Universe


  • Vinyl LP (WOODSIST043)
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