Woods – City Sun Eater in the River of Light

  • September 19, 2016

With nine albums under their belt, Brooklyn’s Woods seem comfortable in their identity as one of indie music’s premier psychedelic folk/Americana acts while still try to push the limits of their sound. City Sun Eater in the River of Light doesn’t drift far from previous efforts but does add some unexpected experimentation with new sounds like a brass section, pedal steel guitar, a touch of reggae and even Ethiopian jazz. Notable tracks include: the reggae meets Beach Boys opener “Sun City Creeps”; the ‘70s rock vibe on “Can’t See It All”; the jangly “Politics of Free”; the laid-back ballad “Morning Light”; the Krautrock-esque “I See in the Dark”; and the catchy album closing jam, “Hollow Home.” This is another great album from Woods – one that I had on heavy rotation this past summer and happily remains so as we head into fall. – Written by JFelton



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