Woods {new music}

Woods the band{via flickr user tim ferguson}

Making their fourth appearance on this blog today is the Brooklyn-based band Woods with a song from their new album, With Light and with Love {spotify}.


Woods — “Only the Lonely” {mp3}

News; Coffee; Elvis Costello; Woods

I was hoping to get a post together about my quest to give up on news for you today, but I ran out of writing energy. I’m blaming it on my coffee cutback.

Instead I’m just going to post some of the tunes I’ve been into so far this year.

I’ve been in a major Elvis Costello mood since reading Nick Paumgarten’s piece on the guy in the New Yorker a few issues back. Nick traces Costello’s career, illuminating his references and roots, in an entertaining story strung together through interviews by himself and others over the years. Here’s a track from 1997, when his influence was closer to ska than Hank Williams.

Elvis Costello — “(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes” {My Aim Is True}

I’ve also been preparing for next month’s Woods show:

Woods — “Rain On” {Songs of Shame}

Top 10 New Albums of 2010

#1:Sufjan Stevens — “Too Much”
{Age of Adz}

#2: Joanna Newsom — “81”
{Have One On Me}

#3: Tallest Man On Earth — “Where Do My Bluebird Fly”
{Shallow Grave}

#4: Broken Bells — “The Ghost Inside”
{Broken Bells}

#5: The National — “Lemonworld”
{High Violet}

#6: Woods — “Suffering Season”
{At Echo Lake}

#7: John Vanderslice — “I’ll Never Live Up To You”
{Green Grow the Rushes — a free ep}

#8: Sharon Jones — “Better Things To Do”
{I Learned the Hard Way}

#9: Peter Wolf Crier — “Crutch & Cane”

#10: No Kids — “I Want To Be Around”
{Judy at the Grove}

{See also: top 10 listens on last.fm; the all songs considered list}