Woods – “Gods’ Children” (The Kinks)

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Behind a nondescript East Williamsburg tenement at 229 Bushwick Avenue in Brooklyn, NY lies Woods‘ home, recording studio, creative refuge and beloved shithole–Rear House. But after 10 long years the band will say farewell to the former live-in practice space turned ramshackle recording studio, which has also housed bands like Real Estate, Ducktails, The Babies and other members of the Woodsist family. To mark the occasion, Woods are releasing a new single on July 9 featuring a cover of The Kinks’ tune “Gods’ Children,” along with a re-recorded version of “Be All Easy.” “God’s Children” comes from the soundtrack to the 1971 British film Percy, while “Be All Be Easy,” originally from 2011’s Sun and Shade, was re-recorded to capture the live form the song has taken since it’s original release. Both are the first to feature new drummer, Aaron Neveu, formerly of Mmoss.

Woods hits the road next month for a tour that includes stops with Parquet Courts and Alex Bleeker & the Freaks. Full dates below.

MAY EURO TOUR
Thu-May-9 Les Nuits de Botanique – Brussels (B)
Fri-May-10 Vera – Groningen (NL)
Sat-May-11 Pop Revo – Aarhus (DK)
Sun-May-12 Pustervik – Gothenburg (S)
Mon-May-13 Debaser – Stockholm (S)
Tues-May-14 Debaser – Malmö (S)
Weds-May-15 Stengade – Copenhagen (DK)
Thu-May-16 Comet Club – Berlin (D)
Sat-May-18 The Great Escape @ Pavilion Theatre(Uncut Stage)- Brighton (UK)
Sun-May-19 The Lexington – London (UK)
Mon-May-20 Indiestad @ Paradiso – Amsterdam (NL)
Tues-May-21 Le Point Ephemere – Paris (F)
Weds-May-22 Le Saint des Seins – Toulouse (F)
Thu-May-23 Primavera Sound – Barcelona (ES)

JULY U.S. TOUR WITH PARQUET COURTS
Sat-Jul-13 Boston, MA TT The Bears *
Sun-Jul-14 Portland, ME Space 538 *
Mon-Jul-15 Burlington, VT Signal Kitchen *
Tue-Jul-16 Montreal, QC Il Motore *
Wed-Jul-17 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern *
Thu-Jul-18 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
Fri-Jul-19 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Music Festival
Mon-Jul-22 Louisville, KY Zanzabar *
Tue-Jul-23 Charlottesville, VA Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar *
Wed-Jul-24 Philadelphia, PA Morgan’s Pier *
Thu-Jul-25 Baltimore, MD Ottobar *
Sat-Jul-27 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom #

Fri-Aug-16 La Route Du Rock Festival – St. Malo (F)
Sun-Aug-18 Greenman Festival – Powys (UK)

* = w/ Parquet Courts
# = w/ Alex Bleeker and The Freaks

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