Woods: May 5, 2012 285 Kent – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

May 7, 2012

[photo courtesy of Bleary Eyed Brooklyn]

Woods is one of those special bands with whom we like to feel as if we’ve traveled a long way. I first saw the band back in 2008 at Monster Island basement, and we’ve featured them on the site nine previous times over the last five years. The band has evolved in both songwriting and personnel, but the focus remains the same — strong folk-rock melodies with a heavy dose of experimentation. Woods has a new drummer, which means that Jarvis who played most of the drums in previous versions of the band is now out front all show playing guitar. At 285 Kent on Saturday night, Woods was part of one of the stronger bills we’ve seen all year with MMoss and Crystal Stilts. As the middle band, their set was shorter than we had hoped but on the last night of a two-week tour, Woods was energetic and tight. With Jarvis adding extra guitar, the jam elements of each song were also fleshed out. “Bend Beyond” filled the middle of the set and stretched to almost fourteen minutes. The set also included two brand new songs, and a nice variety of material. We are streaming “Blood Dries Darker”, the strong set closer. Woods will be off the road for while, but the annual Woodsist Festival returns to Big Sur California in August.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser 8040s mounted on a pole 15 feet from the stage and mixed with a board feed. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

This Recording is now available for download at our Bandcamp page [HERE].

Stream the Complete Show:

285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 > (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 44:13]
01 Pushing Onlys
02 Suffering Season
03 Cali In A Cup
04 Bend Beyond
05 Is It Honest?
06 Be All Be Easy
07 Rain On
08 Find Them Empty
09 Blood Dries Darker

If you download this recording from nyctaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Woods, visit the Woodist page and purchase their official releases from Woodist Records [HERE].

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4 Responses to Woods: May 5, 2012 285 Kent – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

  1. Dave C
    May 8, 2012 at 4:36 am

    Sounds excellent many thanks

  2. cB
    May 10, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Did you record the MMOSS set also?

  3. May 10, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Yes, and the band gave permission to post, so it will be up in the next day or two.

  4. Tomas
    July 4, 2012 at 2:44 am

    I’m sorry but I can’t use the email-link for the flac download location. Could you please email it to me? Many thanks for offering such wonderful music!

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