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Every Monday, Ghettoblaster is looking back to new albums released the previous week. Below you’ll find several albums released on Friday April 8th that we believe are definitely worth a listen.

Parquet Courts – Human Performance (Rough Trade Records)

Human Performance is one of the rare albums that attempts a lot of different things and succeeds in creating a solid yet cohesive, exciting listen. Parquet Courts primarily creates angular rock music with tight riffs and poetic lyricism, yet they veer off here and there into quasi-rap vocal delivery and dissonant, challenging rock passages. The album’s overall weathered sound makes it feel effortlessly like an old classic rock album in the best way possible.


Culture Abuse – Peach (6131 Records)

Peach is filled to the brim with fast and fun punk rock music. From start to finish this is just a great album for fans of well executed punk. The guitar sound, vocals and choruses are all solid, but what really stands out is the huge, awesome sounding drums. Culture Abuse is also featured in the current issue of Ghettoblaster.

Summer Flake – Hello Friends (Rice is Nice Records)

Summer Flake thrives on creating music that is both hard and soft. On their sophomore album, Hello Friends, Summer Flake have really found their voice and honed in on their sound. This sound can easily be described as pretty, hard, straightforward music. Ethereal female vocals are mixed with reverb drenched guitars, eventually giving way to heavily distorted guitar solos in most of the songs, which is not to say that the album is one note. Each song is vital and strong and they add up to produce a really enjoyable listen.

Woods – City Sun Eater in the River of Light (Woodsist)

Over the course of their first eight albums Woods has carefully cultivated and continuously tweaked their sound. What began as a straightforward lo-fi folk rock band has morphed over the years into a well produced, eclectic group of musicians. Their ninth and strongest album yet, City Sun Eater and the River of Light, finds Woods adding elements of Ethopian jazz and, most notably, an excellent horn section. What results from all these combined influences is a tight group of catchy and intricate songs.

Other Noteworthy Albums

Kweku Collins – Nat Love (Closed Sessions)


Frightened Rabbit – Painting of a Panic Attack (Atlantic Records)

On April 8, Woods will release its ninth LP, City Sun Eater in the River of Light on its own Woodsist label. You’ll also be able to purchase the new album in skateboard form, as the band’s new deck for Habitat will be released the same day, along with a download code for City Sun Eater in the River of Light – pre-order it here. Check out tour dates below as well.

Thu-Apr-21      Ithaca, NY              The Haunt
Fri-Apr-22      Toronto, ON             The Garrison
Sat-Apr-23      Chicago, IL             Lincoln Hall *
Mon-Apr-25      Madison, WI             High Noon Saloon *
Tue-Apr-26      St. Paul, MN            Turf Club *
Wed-Apr-27      Iowa City, IA           Gabe’s *
Thu-Apr-28      Kansas City, MO The Riot Room *
Sat-Apr-30      Austin, TX              Levitation Austin
Mon-May-02      Nashville, TN           Third Man Records
Tue-May-03      Atlanta, GA             Masquerade – Purgatory Room *
Wed-May-04      Asheville, NC           Mothlight *
Thu-May-05      Washington, DC  Rock & Roll Hotel *
Fri-May-06      Philadelphia, PA        Boot and Saddle *
Sat-May-07      New York, NY            Music Hall of Williamsburg *
Sat-Jun-18       Mad Cool festival – Madrid (ES)
Sun-Jun-19      Paris Psych fest – Noisiel/Marne la Vallée (F)
Mon-Jun-20      L’Aeronef – Lille (F)
Tue-Jun-21      The Hope – Brighton (UK)
Wed-Jun-22      The Dome – London (UK)
Thu-Jun-23      DOK – Gent (B)
Fri-Jun-24      Bitterzoet – Amsterdam (NL)
Sat-Jun-25      Ekko – Utrecht (NL)
Mon-Jun-27     Kantine am Berghain – Berlin (D)
Tue-Jun-28     Mejeriet – Lund (S)
Wed-Jun-29     Debaser Strand – Stockholm (S)
Thu-Jun-30     Pustervik – Gothenburg (S)
Fri-Jul-01     BLÅ – Oslo (N)
Sat-Jul-02     Sommerfesten – Giske/Ålesund (N)
Thu-Jul-14    Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s
Fri-Jul-15    Detroit, MI   El Club
Sun-Jul-17    Chicago, IL   Pitchfork Music Festival
Mon-Jul-18    Omaha, NE   Slowdown
Tue-Jul-19    Denver, CO   Marquis Theatre
Fri-Jul-22    Portland, OR   Mississippi Studios
Sat-Jul-23    Seattle, WA   Capital Hill Block Party
Sat-Jul-30    Los Angeles, CA   The Echoplex #
Sun-Jul-31    Phoenix, AZ   Crescent Ballroom
Fri-Aug-05    Louisville, KY   Zanzabar
Sat-Aug-06    Baltimore, MD   Ottobar

* = w/ Ultimate Painting
# = w/ Gun Outfit, Cian Nugent

On April 8, Woods will release its ninth LP, City Sun Eater in the River of Light on its own Woodsist label. The first batch of tour dates in support of the album, most of which will include openers Ultimate Painting (see full list of dates below).

Thu-Apr-21 Ithaca, NY The Haunt
Fri-Apr-22 Toronto, ON The Garrison
Sat-Apr-23 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall *
Mon-Apr-25 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon *
Tue-Apr-26 St. Paul, MN Turf Club *
Wed-Apr-27 Iowa City, IA Gabe’s *
Thu-Apr-28 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room *
Sat-Apr-30 Austin, TX Levitation Austin
Mon-May-02 Nashville, TN Third Man Records
Tue-May-03 Atlanta, GA Masquerade – Purgatory Room *
Wed-May-04 Asheville, NC Mothlight *
Thu-May-05 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel *
Fri-May-06 Philadelphia, PA Boot and Saddle *
Sat-May-07 New York, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg *

* = w/ Ultimate Painting

Today Woods announces a run of North American and European tour dates starting in May and running through August, that includes appearances at Bonnaroo, Sasquatch and their own Woodsist Festival.  It also includes a few shows paired up with pals Real Estate and Alex Bleeker and the Freaks. The band released the excellent With Light and With Love back in April of 2014 — the current touring band features Jeremy Earl, Jarvis Taveniere, Aaron Neveu, John Andrews and Chuck Van Dyck.

May-14    Los Angeles, CA    The Echo *

May-15    San Francisco, CA    The Chapel *

May-18    BIG SUR, CA      Woodsist Festival – Loma Vista Gardens *#

May-19    SONOMA, CA      Gundlach Bundschu Winery #

May-21    PORTLAND, OR      Revolution Hall #

May-22    VANCOUVER, BC Imperial #

May-23    GEORGE, WA      Sasquatch Music Festival

Jun-11    Richmond, VA    Strange Matter

Jun-12    Asheville, NC    Mothlight

Jun-13    Manchester, TN    Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

Jun-15    Philadelphia, PA    Boot and Saddle

Jun-16    Brooklyn, NY    Rough Trade %

Jun-26    Provinssirock – Seinäjoki (FI)

Jun-28    Piknik I Parken – Oslo (NO)

Jun-30    Patronaat – Haarlem (NL)

July-01   Le Batofar – Paris (F)

July-02   Rock School Barbey – Bordeaux (F)

July-03   Festival Ehz – Mendione (F)

July-04   Vida Festival – Vilanova (ES)

July-06   Bogen F – Zurich (CH)

July-07   Hana Bi – Ravenna (IT)

July-08   Radar Festival – Padova (IT)

July-09   Le Transbordeur / summer sessions – Lyon (F)

July-10   La Péniche – Lille (F)

July-11   Les Ardentes – Liège (B)

Aug-12   Voxhall – Aarhus (DK)

Aug-15   Vega – Copenhagen (DK)

Aug-20   Oslo – London (UK)

* = with Alex Bleeker + the Freaks # = with Real Estate % = with Quilt

Fresh off of the release of their eighth official album, With Light and With Love, Woods announced a new single for Captured Tracks due July 8 featuring two brand new non-album songs, “Tambourine Light” and “Tomorrow’s Only Yesterday,” meant as a companion piece to the album. You can pre-order the single here.  The band has also shared new North American and European tour dates – see below for a full listing.

06-13 Brooklyn, NY – Northside Festival  *
07-27 Chicago, IL – Wicker Park Festival
07-28 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
07-31 Seattle, WA – Neumos  **^
08-01 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Fox Cabaret  **
08-02 Portland, OR – Pickathon
08-03 Portland, OR – Pickathon
08-05 Big Sur, CA – Woodsist Festival Big Sur

08-10 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
08-12 Visalia, CA – Cellar Door  ***
08-14 San Diego, CA – Casbah  ***
08-16 Pioneertown, CA – Woodsist Festival Pioneertown
08-17 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom  ***
08-19 Marfa, TX – El Cosmico
08-20 Austin, TX – Holy Mountain
08-21 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
08-22 Chattanooga, TN – Sluggo’s
08-23 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
08-30 Birmingham, England – Moseley Folk Festival
08-31 Dorset, England – End Of The Road
09-02 London, England – Dingwalls   ****
09-03 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
09-04 Groningen, Netherlands – Vera
09-05 Vlieland, Netherlands – Into the Great Wide Open
09-06 Brussels, Belgium – Atelier 210
09-07 Strasbourg, France – Troc Café
09-08 Zurich, Switzerland – El Lokal
09-09 Lausanne, Switzerland – Le Romandie
09-10 Biarritz, France – L’atabal
09-12 Valada, Portugal – Reverence Festival
09-13 Madrid, Spain – El Sol
09-14 Barcelona, Spain – Caprichos de Apolo
09-15 Toulouse, France – La Dynamo
09-16 Paris, France – Eldorado Festival
09-18 Bergen, Norway – Phonofestivalen
09-21 Tilburg, Netherlands – Incubate
09-22 Bristol, England – The Lantern
09-23 Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory
09-24 Belfast, Ireland – McHughs
09-25 Glasgow, Scotland – Broadcast
09-26 Newcastle, England – Think Thank
09-27 Liverpool, England – Liverpool Psych Fest
10-24 New York, NY – NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts %

* = w/ The War on Drugs
** = w/ Steve Gunn
^ = w/ Foxygen
*** = w/ Skygreen Leopards
**** = w/ Marissa Nadler
% = w/ Joshua Light Show

Woods is heading out this Spring to support their forthcoming record With Light And With Love. Here are the dates:

Fri-Apr-25     Philadelphia, PA     Boot and Saddle
Sat-Apr-26     Washington, DC     Rock and Roll Hotel
Sun-Apr-27     Richmond, VA     Strange Matter
Mon-Apr-28     Asheville, NC     Mothlight
Tue-Apr-29     Atlanta, GA     Masquerade – Purgatory
Thu-May-01     Houston, TX     Mangos
Fri-May-02     Austin, TX     Austin Psych Festival
Sat-May-03     Dallas, TX     Club Dada
Sun-May-04     Lawrence, KS     Love Garden’s 24th Anniversary Celebration @ Seed Co. Studios
Tue-May-06     St Louis, MO     Off Broadway
Wed-May-07     Chicago, IL     Subterranean
Fri-May-09     Toronto, ON     Great Hall / Canadian Music Week
Sat-May-10     Montreal, QC     Cabaret Playhouse
Sun-May-11     Burlington, VT     Higher Ground
Tue-May-13     Portland, ME     Space Gallery
Wed-May-14     Boston, MA     Sinclair
Thu-May-15     Kingston, NY     BSP Kingston
Fri-May-16     New York, NY     Bowery Ballroom

Woods is streaming both sides of their new single and have announced that they’ll be hitting the road this Summer and Fall.  Dates and streams are below:

A-SIDE: “Be All Be Easy” –  


B-SIDE: “God’s Children” (Kinks Cover) – 

Fri-Jul-12 Hudson, NY – Half Moon
Sat-Jul-13 Boston, MA TT – The Bears *
Sun-Jul-14 Portland, ME    – Space 538 *
Mon-Jul-15 Burlington, VT – Signal Kitchen *
Tue-Jul-16 Montreal, QC    – Il Motore *
Wed-Jul-17 Toronto, ON    – Horseshoe Tavern *
Thu-Jul-18 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
Fri-Jul-19 Chicago, IL    – Pitchfork Music Festival
Mon-Jul-22 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar *
Tue-Jul-23 Charlottesville, VA    – Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar *
Wed-Jul-24 Philadelphia, PA – Morgan’s Pier *
Thu-Jul-25 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar *
Sat-Jul-27 New York, NY    – Bowery Ballroom #
Thu-Aug-01 Berlin – Berghain Kantine        
Fri-Aug-02 Katowice – Off Festival
Sat-Aug-03 Vienna – Flex
Sun-Aug-04 Nürnberg – Folk im Park
Mon-Aug-05 Hamburg – Aalhaus
Tue-Aug-06 Köln – King Georg
Wed-Aug-07 Sibenik – Terraneo Festival
Sat-Aug-10 Helsinki – Flow Festival
Sun-Aug-11 Amsterdam – MC Theater
Wed-Aug-14 Luxembourg – Exit07
Thu-Aug-15 Paris – Plage de Glazart
Fri-Aug-16 St. Malo – La Route du Rock
Sun-Aug-18 Powys – Greenman Festival
Mon-Aug-19 London – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Mon-Sep-16 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl %
Tue-Sep-17 Seattle, WA – Barboza %
Wed-Sep-18 Portland, OR    – Mississippi Studios %
Fri-Sep-20 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel %
Sun-Sep-22 Big Sur, CA – Woodsist Festival @ Henry Miller Memorial Library
Wed-Sep-25 San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brew %
Thu-Sep-26 San Diego, CA – Casbah %
Fri-Sep-27 Los Angeles, CA – Center for the Arts Eagle Rock %
Sat-Sep-28 Pioneertown, CA – Woodsist Festival @ Pappy and Harriet’s %#

* = w/ Parquet Courts
# = w/ Alex Bleeker and the Freaks
% = w/ The Fresh & Onlys

Woods is hitting the road in coming months, with a May trip to Europe where they will appear at festivals like The Great Escape and Primavera Sound. In July the band will tour the East Coast and Midwest with Parquet Courts, including a return trip to Pitchfork Fest in Chicago. The band will release a new single on July 9 in celebration of the tour, and on the B-side they cover The Kinks’ “God’s Children.”

The recording of these songs serves as a farewell to Rear House, Woods’ home, recording studio, creative refuge and beloved shithole for 10 long years. “God’s Children” is a classic Kinks tune from the soundtrack to the 1971 British film “Percy.” “Be All Be Easy,” originally from 2011’s Sun and Shade, was re-recorded to capture the live form that’s taken shape since it’s original release. Both are the first to feature new drummer, Aaron Neveu.

Here are the dates:

Thu-May-9     Les Nuits de Botanique – Brussels (B)

Fri-May-10    Vera – Groningen (NL)

Sat-May-11    Pop Revo – Aarhus (DK)

Sun-May-12    Pustervik – Gothenburg (S)

Mon-May-13    Debaser – Stockholm (S)

Tues-May-14   Debaser – Malmö (S)

Weds-May-15   Stengade – Copenhagen (DK)

Thu-May-16    Comet Club – Berlin (D)

Sat-May-18    The Great Escape @ Pavilion Theatre(Uncut Stage)- Brighton (UK)

Sun-May-19    The Lexington – London (UK)

Mon-May-20    Indiestad @ Paradiso – Amsterdam (NL)

Tues-May-21   Le Point Ephemere – Paris (F)

Weds-May-22   Le Saint des Seins – Toulouse (F)

Thu-May-23    Primavera Sound – Barcelona (ES)
Sat-Jul-13    Boston, MA            TT The Bears *
Sun-Jul-14    Portland, ME            Space 538 *
Mon-Jul-15    Burlington, VT        Signal Kitchen *
Tue-Jul-16    Montreal, QC        Il Motore *
Wed-Jul-17    Toronto, ON            Horseshoe Tavern *
Thu-Jul-18    Cleveland, OH        Beachland Tavern
Fri-Jul-19    Chicago, IL            Pitchfork Music Festival
Mon-Jul-22    Louisville, KY        Zanzabar *
Tue-Jul-23    Charlottesville, VA    Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar *
Wed-Jul-24    Philadelphia, PA        Morgan’s Pier *
Thu-Jul-25    Baltimore, MD        Ottobar *
Sat-Jul-27    New York, NY        Bowery Ballroom #
Fri-Aug-16    La Route Du Rock Festival – St. Malo (F)

Sun-Aug-18    Greenman Festival – Powys (UK)

* = w/ Parquet Courts
# = w/ Alex Bleeker and The Freaks

Woods are touring behind their latest, Bend Beyond, this fall.  Here are the dates:

10/25 Dallas, TX – Club Dada %
10/26 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone %
10/29 Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House %
10/30 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle %
10/31 Durham, NC – Duke Coffeehouse %
11/01 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter %
11/02 Washington, DC – Red Palace %
11/03 New York, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg %#

% = w/ Widowspeak
# = w/ Purling Hiss