Woods Shares Double Single “Another Side” b/w “Weep”

Woods share their new double single, “Another Side” b/w “Weep,” from their forthcoming album,  Perennial, out September 15th on the band’s own Woodsist label, and announce new headline tour dates. Following the double lead single, “Between The Past” b/w “White Winter Melody,” “Another Side” boasts an ecstatic freak-beat alongside the equally kinetic “Weep.” These glimpses of  Perennial operate in classic Woods mode: shimmering, familiar, and fractionally unsettling. From source to seed to bloom, each loop across Perennial’s 11 songs unfolds into something unpredictable.

On Saturday, September 23rd-Sunday, September 24th, Woods will present and also perform at the beloved Woodsist Festival at Arrowood Farm in Accord, New York. As in previous years, Woods’ Jeremy Earl has curated the festival’s eclectic lineup, tapping into his striking family of collaborators (and Woods alum) that have made the band one of the most dependable outfits in the kaleidoscopic low-key underground. The festival will feature Kevin Morby, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Avery Tare, Cass McCombs, Bombino, Natural Information Society, Scientist, MJ Lenderman, Water from Your Eyes, Alabaster DePlume, Taper’s Choice, Daniel Higgs, Tyvek, Anna St Louis, Aquarium Drunkard DJs, and Tubby’s DJs.

Perennial grew from a bed of guitar, keyboard, and drum loops by Jeremy Earl, a form of winter night meditation that evolved into an unexplored mode of collaborative songwriting. With Earl’s starting points, he and bandmates Jarvis Taveniere and John Andrews convened, first at Earl’s house in New York, then at Panoramic House studio in Stinson Beach, California, site of sessions for 2020’s Strange To Explain. With a view of the sparkling Pacific and tape rolling, they began to build, jamming over the loops, switching instruments, and developing a few dozen building blocks.

Perennial is the sound of a band on the edge of their 20th anniversary and still finding bold new ways to sound like (and challenge) themselves. Formed in 2004, Woods has matured into a true independent institution, above and below the root, reliably emerging every few years with new music that grows towards the latest sky. Perennial carries all of this, shaped by decades, but made in the moment, and here right now. The smell of the flowers doesn’t remain, but sometimes the flowers do.

Woods will also embark on a headline tour in support of Perennial that kicks off at Woodsist Festival and continues through the Northeast the following week. A list of current dates is below with more to be announced soon.

Sat. Sept. 23 – Accord, NY @ Woodsist Festival (tickets)
Tue. Sept. 26 – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong (tickets)
Wed. Sept. 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie (tickets)
Thu. Sept. 28 – New York, NY @ Knitting Factory (tickets)
Sat. Sept. 30 – Burlington, VT @ Radiobean (tickets)