June 2014 National Music Reviews

Review: Woods – With Light and With Love

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Woods

With Light and With Love
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Street: 04.15
Woods = Devendra Banhart + Teenage Fanclub

Brooklyn “do everything” folk band Woods return with a bright album full of quaint little pop songs with no edges and hooks so sugary they make Teenage Fanclub look like The Ramones. Woods are probably the least freaky of the “freak folk” acts, but definitely the most consistent (as long as Devendra Banhart keeps making shitty albums). The centerpiece of the album is the title track, with its spacious jamming that makes me think of Rust Never Sleeps, but doubled down on folk. The whole album, really, is like a saccharine Rust Never Sleeps. I might need a dentist. –Taylor Hale

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