Expansive psych-experimental outfit Woodsman are very close to our hearts (and ears, of course). We’ve witnessed their live show twice over the years, a show worth every penny as they control the audience with trance-laden psychedelia, always heavy on the stream-of-conscious side. While each performance is an example of improvisation, their latest single “All Tangled Up” is a perfect place to start if you have yet to catch the act live. It’s straightforward, beautiful guitar work is something on its own with its subtle, atmospheric changes and warm tones. Most of what we hear from Woodsman is instrumental and they’re one of the few bands these days that grabs your attention and holds it, both live and on the recordings.
“All Tangled Up” will be released as a single on October 9 and was recorded during the sessions for their forthcoming third LP which hasn’t been given a proper release just yet. Pre-order the cassette via Insound now, or grab the single here in digital format for a couple bucks. Also, check out Woodsman’s upcoming September dates after the jump and be ready for a filmed Deer Lodge Session with the band coming soon.
09/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
09/05 – Baltimore, MD @ Current Gallery
09/07 – Winston – Salem, NC @ Krankies
09/08 – Raleigh, NC @ The Hive (Hopscotch Day Party)
09/08 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Nightlight
09/09 – Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof ^
09/10 – Savannah, GA @ Sparetime ^
09/11 – Lexington, KY @ The Void *
09/13 – Charlottesville, VA @ Twisted Branch
09/14 – New York, NY @ Cake Shop
09/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery %
^ = w/ Boy Friend
* = w/ Blues Control
% = w/ Weekend