The Deep Dark Woods – Jubilee

  • November 25, 2013

Saskatoon indie roots-rockers The Deep Dark Woods follow up 2011’s self-produced The Place I Left Behind with Jubilee – an album in which they recruited acclaimed producer/musician Jonathan Wilson (Father John Misty, Dawes). Wilson and The Deep Dark Woods retreated to a rural Alberta cabin to create the album which takes on a richer and more atmospheric 70’s California rock vibe than the straight-up roots rock sound the band is known for. Highlights include the haunting “18th of December”, the lost love inspired “Red, Red Rose”, the hard luck epic “I Took to Whoring”, the reflective title track, and the closing tracks “The Beater” and the 10 minute freewheeling track “The Same Thing.” All-in-all, Jubilee is another fine album by this immensely talented band, and while it has a slightly different vibe, it fits perfectly with the rest of their catalogue. If you’re a fan, definitely go out and pick it up! – Written by JFelton



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