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We Are The Woods

We Are The Woods play Mercury Lounge on 11.11

It's pretty clear that the US music blog establishment is MUCH keener to give exposure to any lo-fi indie band (no matter how instrumentally inept) rather than to highlight deserving, original, "mellowish" folky acts (rocking ones have more luck). It's a shame because there are a lot of fantastic bands in NYC that craft quality music of this kind (Lucius, Pearl & The Beard, Swear & Shake, to name a few), and who - onstage - can tear to pieces 90% of the indie rock bands out there.

Mostly driven by Jessie Murphy's thoughtful songwriting and Marcia Webb's multi-instrumental talent, We Are The Woods - whom we had the pleasure to see live at our CMJ rootsy show in 2011 - is a band that manages to blend an exhuberant creativity with the intense nature of the rootsy genre. They just released their full length "Whales and Roses" in November, and we recommend you go see them at Mercury Lounge on November 11.


We Are The Woods to release new album 'Whales & Roses' 10.30

In case you were planning on dressing as a folk singer for this Halloween, then We Are The Woods will happily provide the soundtrack. The new album from NYC folk trio, the peculiarly titled “Whales & Roses,” will be released on the eve of the year’s scariest and most sugar-filled day, October 30th. One month before the record’s release, the band will treat NYC with a hometown concert at The Living Room September 30th. The show will allow fans the pleasure of witnessing the fantastic harmonies of singers Jessie Murphy and Marcia Webb, who are backed by percussionist Tyler Beckwith. Listen to the upcoming album’s title track below. Josh Johnson


We Are The Woods announces new album

NYC’s We Are The Woods (not to be confused with Brooklyn’s band Woods) will release a new album this October. Their previous release was a Deli Record of the Month in 2011. Entitled “Whales & Roses,” the new album features the band’s signature vocal harmonies courtesy of singers Jessie Murphy and Marcia Webb. The vocal duo is accompanied by the band’s ornate instrumentation, which includes, among others, acoustic guitars, strings, flutes and tubas. We Are The Woods will hit NYC this fall at the Rockwood Music Hall September 5th and at the Living Room September 30th. Check out the title track to the upcoming album streaming below. - Read a recent Deli interview with the band here.


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