The summer just got a few cool breezes with a double single served up from Woods this week. The band preps their latest album, Perennial, for release this September, just in time for Woodsist Fest season. The band’s evolved over the years but anchor points Jeremy Earl and Jarvis Taveniere remain the focus, with label mate John Andrews rounding out the lineup for the new album. The record enters a trifecta of new works with Taveniere behind the boards as California Studio Panoramic House, joining the new Mapache and Allah-Las as some of the most anticipated releases of the year. Leaning further into keys than the band has in the past, the lead single “Between the Past,” deviates from some of Woods’ recent expectations, while embracing a bit more of their early years.
With a fuzzed veneer and a closeness that wraps around the listener like an heirloom scarf, the song feels akin to some moments on At Echo Lake, albeit with a wider spectrum creeping in behind them, alluding to time well spent at Panoramic House. The second single is an instrumental that’s warm and inviting, letting a bit of country into the edges and feeling like Andrews’ presence has informed the new album quite nicely. They offer up the singles along with a new video for “Between the Past” directed by Ian McNaughton. The new album is out September 15th from Woodsist (naturally).
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