Woods "I Was Gone"
Woods are one of those bands that as you begin to familiarize yourself with them, you come to the stark realization that you probably will never get a good grasp on their sound. They are equal parts CSN folky harmonies and abstract noise sound collages, a mixture that does not lend itself to easy categorizations or simple descriptions when spelling out their sound. The first song from their upcoming At Echo Lake album, the sparse “I Was Gone,” lives up to just about everything you would expect from the band. It sounds like a lost 70’s gem recorded in a haunted cabin in upstate New York with half broken equpiment. Words may not do it justice, but like the great stuff on their last album Songs of Shame, you can expect really great stuff from them, even if that is the only constant attribute.