Woods Announce Tour Dates, Premieres Video for “Cali in a Cup”

Woods had a few tasty treats for us in store this week! Not on have they given us a slew of new tour dates, but they have also unleashed their infectious new video, “Cali in a Cup.” Directed by Adarsha Benjamin, the piece is the first video from the upcoming Bend Beyond. The video was shot at this year’s Woodsist Festival on a Super 8 Camera. The stunning vintage footage acts as the perfect canvas for the gorgeous track, which you won’t be able to stop watching. Trust me. Woods releases Bend Beyond on September 18th via Woodsist.

Tour Dates

Sat-Sep-08 New York, NY Meatopia at Randall’s Island
Wed-Sep-26 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse *
Thu-Sep-27 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom *
Fri-Sep-28 Asheville, NC Orange Peel *
Sat-Sep-29 Cincinnatti, OH Midpoint Music Fest / Grammers *
Sun-Sep-30 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls *
Tue-Oct-02 Toronto, ON The Garrison
Wed-Oct-03 Ann Arbor, MI Yellow Barn
Thu-Oct-04 Chicago, IL Subterranean #
Fri-Oct-05 Madison, WI Der Rathskeller at Memorial Union #
Sat-Oct-06 St Paul, MN Turf Club #
Sun-Oct-07 Iowa City, IA The Mill #
Tue-Oct-09 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
Fri-Oct-12 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
Sat-Oct-13 Vancouver, BC Media Club
Sun-Oct-14 Seattle, WA Barboza
Tue-Oct-16 Oakland, CA New Parish
Wed-Oct-17 San Francisco, CA Preservation Hall
Thu-Oct-18 Santa Barbara, CA TBD
Fri-Oct-19 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
Sat-Oct-20 San Diego, CA The Loft @ UCSD
Sun-Oct-21 Pioneertown, CA Pappy and Harriets
Wed-Oct-24 Austin, TX Red 7 %
Thu-Oct-25 Dallas, TX Club Dada %
Fri-Oct-26 Memphis, TN Hi Tone %
Wed-Oct-31 Chapel Hill, NC Duke Coffeehouse %
Thu-Nov-01 Richmond, VA Strange Matter %
Fri-Nov-02 Washington, DC Red Palace %
Sat-Nov-03 New York, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg %#

* = with The Walkmen
# = with Purling Hiss
% = with Widowspeak


Woods Set Summer Tour Dates

On June 14th, Woods will release their 6th full-length album, Sun & Shade, on their own Woodsist record label. This summer, the band will embark on a North American tour co-headlining with The Fresh & Onlys. Among the guests joining the band on tour are Kurt Vile, Ducktails and White Fence, all three of whom have recorded for the Woodsist label. Peep the  full list of dates below.

Summer Tour Dates

Sat-May-28    Hartford, CT            Comcast Theatre / B.O.M.B Fest 2011

Mon-Jul-11        Boston, MA            Brighton Music Hall *

Tue-Jul-12        Montreal, QC            La Sala Rossa *

Wed-Jul-13    Toronto, ON            Lee’s Palace *

Thu-Jul-14        Cleveland, OH            Grog Shop *

Fri-Jul-15        Bloomington, IN            Russian Recording *

Sat-Jul-16        Chicago, IL            Pitchfork Music Festival

Mon-Jul-18    Minneapolis, MN        7th Street Entry #

Tue-Jul-19    Fargo, ND                The Aquarium #

Sat-Jul-23    Vancouver, BC            Electric Owl #

Sun-Jul-24    Bellingham, WA        The Shakedown #

Mon-Jul-25    Portland, OR            Doug Fir #

Wed-Jul-27    Sacramento, CA        Sol Collective #

Fri-Jul-29        San Francisco, CA        The Independent #

Sat-Jul-30        Big Sur, CA            Woodsist Festival – Fernwood Lodge        ***SOLD OUT***

Sun-Jul-31        Big Sur, CA            Woodsist Festival – Henry Miller Library        ***SOLD OUT***

Tue-Aug-02    Los Angeles, CA        Echoplex #%

Wed-Aug-03    Phoenix, AZ            Rhythm Room %

Fri-Aug-05    Austin, TX            The Mohawk %

Sun-Aug-07    Oxford, MS            Cats Purring Dude Ranch %

Mon-Aug-08    Atlanta, GA            The Earl %

Tue-Aug-09    Asheville, NC            Grey Eagle %

Sat-Aug-13    New York, NY            Bowery Ballroom %!

Sun-Sep-04   Dorset, UK              End of The Road Fest

Mon-Sep-05  Manchester, UK      Sound Control *

Tue-Sep-06  Glasgow, UK         Stereo*

Wed-Sep-07  Bristol, UK       The Fleece *

Thu-Sep-08  London, UK      Scala *

* = w/ Kurt Vile and the Violators

# = w/ The Fresh & Onlys

% = w/ White Fence

! = w/ Ducktails

Woodsist Festival 2011 Returns to Henry Miller Library in Big Sur

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Woodsist Records, the fan-savvy label run by Woods’ Jeremy Earl, aim to please and they’re always on the mark.  Home to some of the best contemporary guitar bands around, including Real Estate, The Fresh and Only’s, Sun Araw, Thee Oh Sees, and Nodzzz, Woodsist found the best possible venue to showcase their lineup for the Woodsist Festival.  The Henry Miller Library has received heightened attention lately from a couple of Animal Collective shows, highlighting the venue’s intimate location in the heart of gorgeous Big Sur.  Tickets for both Saturday and Sunday, July 30 & 31, went on sale last Friday, so check here to see if you can scoop anymore up before they’re gone.  Weekend passes already sold out.  Check the lineup below!


doors at 9pm- live music from 9:15pm – 12:30am






gates at 1pm- live music from 2pm – 10:30pm outdoors








Woods Preview ‘Sun and Shade’ with “Pushing Onlys”

The prolific Woods are ready to release their sixth album, Sun and Shade, on none other than Woodsist, singer Jeremy Earl’s label, and they have a track to share.  “Pushing Onlys” is typical Woods fare — haunting production cloaks Earl’s warbly, quivering falsetto, with the band expanding their vast repertoire of warm jams.  It’s as if the onset of Spring made it just warm enough to inspire the band’s essential mood. If you’re near LA, be sure to check for Woods at the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts on April 22nd.



Woods Plan Acoustic Tour

Beginning next month, Woods will hit the road as a 3-piece for a stripped down and mostly acoustic tour. The set list will include some of the band’s biggest hits, as well as new favorites from their forthcoming album due out later this year. Check out a sample of what the tour will sound/look like down below.


02 Burlington, VT Monkey House (w/ Ducktails)
03 Portland, ME Apohadion (w/ Ducktails)
04 New York, NY Monster Island Basement (w/ Ducktails)
07 Philadelphia, PA Chapel at First Unitarian Church (w/ Ducktails)
08 Baltimore, MD Golden West (w/ Ducktails)

14 Hare & Hounds – Birmingham
15 The Deaf Institute – Manchester
16 Bush Hall – London
17 La Maison des Musiques – Brussel
18 Cafe de la Danse – Paris
19 Klub Radar @ Tivoli – Utrecht
20 Vera – Groningen
21 Comet Club – Berlin
22 Molotow – Hamburg
23 Loppen – Copenhagen
24 Pusterviksbaren – Gothenburg
25 Revolver – Oslo
26 Club What We Do Is Secret @ Strand – Stockholm
27 Kuudes Linja – Helsinki

The Babies Set to Release New LP


The Babies is composed of Kevin Morby, previously in the band Woods, Cassie Ramone from Vivian Girls, Justin Sullivan from Bossy and Nathan Stark from Bent Outta Shape. After playing in several house parties and concerts, they’re ready to release their recordings in a self titled LP. Check out “Run Me Over” here, and make sure to check them out live below!

01/05 Seattle, WA TBA
01/06 Portland, OR Rotture
01/07 Reno, NV Holland Show Space
01/08 Sacramento, CA TBA
01/09 San Francisco, CA The Hemlock
01/10 Oakland, CA TBA

(All dates with White Fence)