Woods Cover the Kinks for New Single, Announce North American Summer Tour
Published Apr 10, 2013Woods' 2012 LP Bend Beyond found the Brooklyn band dabbling in the sounds of Laurel Canyon, but the lo-fi band will salute Old Blighty on their next single via a cover of the Kinks' "God's Children."
A press release notes that the band's own Woodist label will issue the single July 9. The A-side will feature a re-recorded version of Woods' "Be All Be Easy," originally released on their 2011 LP Sun and Shade, that presents the song as it is currently performed in concert. The B-side, meanwhile, includes a breezy take on "God's Children," which the Kinks contributed to the soundtrack for British flick Percy in 1971.
You can sample Woods' tributary version down below.
The single was recorded at the band's home and recording studio Rear House, which the press sheet notes the band are leaving after 10 years. The songs are also the first to feature new drummer Aaron Neveu.
On top of the single, Woods have announced shows across Europe and North America that take place over the course of the spring and summer months. The bulk of the North American dates have the band travelling with Parquet Courts, and you can see the schedule, which includes stops in Montreal and Toronto in July, down below.
5/9 Brussels, Belgium - Les Nuits de Botanique
5/10 Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
5/11 Aarhus, Denmark - Pop Revo
5/12 Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervik
5/13 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
5/14 Malmö, Sweden - Debaser
5/15 Copenhagen, Sweden - Stengade
5/16 Berlin, Germany - Comet Club
5/18 Brighton, UK - Pavilion Theatre(The Great Escape)
5/19 London, UK - The Lexington
5/20 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
5/21 Paris, France - Le Point Ephemere
5/22 Toulouse, France - Le Saint des Seins
5/23 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
7/13 Boston, MA - TT The Bears *
7/14 Portland, ME - Space 538 *
7/15 Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen *
7/16 Montreal, QC - Il Motore *
7/17 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern *
7/18 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
7/19 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
7/22 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar *
7/23 Charlottesville, VA - Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar *
7/24 Philadelphia, PA - Morgan's Pier *
7/25 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar *
7/27 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom #
8/16 St. Malo, France - La Route Du Rock Festival
8/18 Powys, UK - Greenman Festival
* with Parquet Courts
# with Alex Bleeker and The Freaks