In a recent post, I shared the top 10 albums that I listen to most in my vinyl collection. This is something I track on Discogs — the total number of spins of every single record in my collection. Granted, that tracking system only goes back to about 2019 or so. Still, it got me thinking: what BANDS get played most?Read More »Top 10 Bands I Listen to Most on Vinyl
Woods, sometimes stylized in all caps, is a psychedelic folk band. Formed in 2005 by Jeremy Earl, founder of the indie label Woodsist, which releases the vast majority of the band’s work.
In addition to Earl, as of 2023, Woods consists of Jarvis Taveniere, Aaron Neveu, Chuck Van Dyck, and Kyle Forester. Of note, solo artist Kevin Morby was bassist in the band up until 2013.
The band has 11 albums to their name as of 2023, though they truly came onto my (Andy Fenstermaker) radar in about 2013 when I discovered Bend Beyond.
Below you’ll find a variety of posts featuring the band, from album reviews to lists that they can be found on.
I am seeing people in the YouTube Vinyl Community posting videos where they share the 10 albums they listen to most from their record collection, and as spins is something I actually track through a custom field I added into my Discogs Collection, I figured I’d throw my list together as well.Read More »The 10 Albums I Listen to Most on Vinyl
The other day, I covered my top 10 favorite 10+ minute long indie songs. Today, I want to give nod to ten more lengthy tracks that didn’t make the cut simply because they didn’t quite reach the ten-minute mark.Read More »Top 10 Vinyl Indie Rock Songs Over 8 Minutes Long
The other day I covered one of my all time, desert island, top five records. Of course, I’m talking about Blonde Redhead’s 2007 LP 23. Today, I’m talking about another one. Like 23 was to Blonde Redhead, Bend Beyond is the 7th studio LP by psychedelic folk band Woods, and it was the last to feature another favorite artist of mine, Kevin Morby, on bass.Read More »Woods | Bend Beyond | Vinyl Unboxing & Album Review
To say that 2018 has been somewhat of a tumultuous year would be an understatement. It’s been erratic and transformative… Read More »Falling Man: A Mixtape for a Tumultuous Year
First off, I have to say I love Woods. Their last three albums–City Sun Eater in the River of Light,… Read More »Woods Prepare 10th Studio Album “Love is Love” and I Love it!
Having heard most of Woods‘ previous material, and firmly believing Bend Beyond is their pinnacle to date, I was somewhat concerned what new material might bring. Would it live up to my worship of their 2012 LP? Would I be epically disappointed, requiring an injection-dose of Bend Beyond coupled with a slew of 70s psych-folk classics? In With Light And With Love I would find my answer.Read More »“With Light And With Love” May Just Be WOODS’ Best Song Ever.
I failed at a few things during my compilation of last year’s Best of 2012 list. Two items stand out: first is the absence of Wymond Miles’ Under the Pale Moon, which I didn’t check out in full until early this year. The second was placing Bend Beyond by Woods someplace other than my number 1 record of the year.Read More »Woods: It Ain’t Easy (Video)
Dev Sherlock from Hype Machine asked me to DJ a brief set at their Bumbershoot tent. The prospect was a nerve-wracking one: I DJ weekly at KSVR, but broadcasting behind the curtain of radio is completely different than being in front of people. Still, I said yes and put together a playlist.Read More »Fense DJs at Bumbershoot: The Playlist
I picked up a new toy a few hours before my show. My bike had been in the shop for a few days with a broken spoke and to get a new chain and cassette (the latter of which was a special order item), and I decided to try out a 2012 model Trek. Ended up using my old bike as a trade in and coming home with the new ride pictured above. With this kind of reckless spending, I needed a garage/psychedelic rock kind of night.Read More »On the Radio at KSVR: A Psychedelic & Garage Mix