Woodsman's "When the Morning Comes" (MP3 / video / tour)

by Dominic Umile

14 October 2010

The Denver quartet has a penchant for freaking all of us out pretty good.
 
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Woodsman

Mystery Tape

(Lefse)
US: 1 Jun 2010

Serene and understated, Woodsman’s “When the Morning Comes” is a fascinating dose of atmospheric psychedelia.

On the Denver, Colorado-based quartet’s rich Mystery Tape EP (Lefse, 2010), “When” can rightfully be deemed a stirring centerpiece—over its three minutes, these guys never bring it to a full boil. Instead, “When” is left to simmer, with analog sequencers, elongated guitar harmonics, and an occasional looped snare wound backward over the act’s reliable floor tom support, a percussive cornerstone of the EP. Mystery Tape‘s nearly quarter-hour “Smells Like Purple” is just as spaced-out, with fraying, reverberating guitar lines, but “When the Morning Comes” mystifies in a manner worthy of comparison, by way of a considerably smaller serving.

Woodsman member Mark Demolar strings together an equally brain-splitting mesh of what looks like early public access TV nature doc footage for “When the Morning Comes”. Video and tour dates after the jump.


  

TOUR w/ Gauntlet Hair

10/30 Denver, CO - Meadowlark
11/05 Seattle, WA - Cairo
11/06 Portland,OR - The Artistery
11/07 Olympia, WA - House Show
11/09 Davis, CA - Villanova
11/10 Oakland, CA - Mama Buzz Cafe
11/11 San Francisco CA - Milk Bar
11/12 Santa Cruz, CA - TBA
11/13 Los Angeles, CA - The Bacchus
11/14 Los Angeles, CA - Origami Vinyl
11/15 Irvine, CA - Acrobatics Everyday
11/16 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
11/18 Albuquerque, NM - The Kosmos

 

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