Over the course of 10 years, Jeremy Earl and his psychedelic Americana band Woods have stayed patiently loyal to their North Star: a quality body of work, in the truest sense of the term. Not only has Earl managed to roughly uphold an LP-per-year pace without ever dropping a true dud, hes done it while keeping it together as a piston of the Brooklyn indie rock community and leader of his sister project, the Woodsist record label. Thats not to mention, of course, the performance component; with such a deep bank of songs from which to curate setlists, Woods live shows should never fall short of well-rounded excellence.
To live and create in this way is to hold true to a mentality of sustainability across art and operations alike. Woods roster has had a decently high turnover around Earl ‚Äî mostly, one assumes, to keep enough butts in seats to accommodate this non-negotiable touring and recording pace. Earls vocal tone always stays home at a signature airy, unstrained alto, which should insure its own health for years to come. And the songs are rocks of consistent size and density that embed themselves effortlessly, rarely challenging conventions of structure or length. Rather, Woods brings the flavor through the complementary: textures, peripheral instruments given the fore and vice versa, and Earls thoughtfully rich words. - Consequence Of Sound
Title: City Sun Eater In The River Of Light
Label: Woodsist Records