CD of the Week from Woods
The story of the band Woods follows a path that is not uncommon for some notable 21st Century bands. Songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Jeremy Earl was in another band (Brooklyn's Meneguar), and began Woods as a side project in 2005. He released his lo-fi music on cassette in the beginning. Woods developed into a full-fledged four-piece band, with more refinement and better production on each new album. The band releases their work on the Brooklyn label Woodsist, which Earl runs. The new album, With Light And With Love, is a very pleasing indie-rock take on late 1960's- early 1970's country rock. One hears traces of The Byrds, Neil Young, even America, but it's a sound uniquely Woods.