Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Woods & Amps For Christ: From Oatmeal to Buttermilk

I caught news of this Woods/Amps For Christ split LP a couple weeks ago, but I wanted to wait to post about it until a track became available, which happened today.  "From Oatmeal to Buttermilk" is an improvisational couple minutes' worth of sitar psychedelia and is apparently the only collaborative track on the LP.  Otherwise, standard to the practice of split releases, there's a side for each artist.

All info, links and tour dates are provided by Force Field PR.

Woods shares new track from split LP w/ Amps For Christ 

STREAM: Woods - "Wind Was The Wine" 

MP3: Woods & Amps For Christ - "From Oatmeal to Buttermilk" -

There has been a tradition going back to almost the begin of Shrimper of artists on the label collaborating with one another. From John Davis/Lou Barlow's Folk Implosion to Franklin Bruno & John Darnielle's Extra G/Lens with dozens of other examples in between. This Split LP between WOODS & AMPS FOR CHRIST began as a kernel for a split 7" single but grew into this full length split LP featuring 4 songs by each artist and an additional collaborative track. Woods & Amps for Christ explore a lot of the same land mass as one another, but manage to turn over different rocks & shards of glass. Working independently from one another, you will hear the sublime manner in which the 2 sides of the LP (or the harsh tinny digital skree of the MP3's for you 20th century types, dig your irony) complement one another both musically & lyrically. Check out the ESP interplay of Barnes & Earl when together or separated by coasts.

Thu-Apr-19 Waltham, MA Brandeis University
Fri-Apr-20 Hoboken, NJ Maxwells *
Sat-Apr-21 Pittsburgh, PA Garfield Art Works *
Sun-Apr-22 Louisville, KY Zanzabar *
Mon-Apr-23 Bloomington, IN Bishop *
Tue-Apr-24 Grinnell, IA Gardner Lounge / Grinnell College *
Wed-Apr-25 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Music Hall *
Thu-Apr-26 Norman, OK Opolis *
Fri-Apr-27 Dallas, TX Sons of Hermann Hall
Sat-Apr-28 Austin, TX AUSTIN PSYCH FEST *
Sun-Apr-29 Houston, TX Rudyards *
Mon-Apr-30 Jackson, MS Morningbell Records *
Tue-May-01 Atlanta, GA 529 *
Thu-May-03 Charlottesville, VA The Southern *
Fri-May-04 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's *
Sat-May-05 Brooklyn, NY 285 Kent *
Sun-May-06 New Windsor, NY Storm King Art Center

* = w/ MMOSS

Woods / Amps For Christ
Self-Titled Split
Street Date: CD April 17, 2012 / LP May 1, 2012

1.Amps For Christ - "When"
2.Amps For Christ - "Native Chantz"
3.Amps For Christ - "Lord Bateman (Child #53)"
4.Amps For Christ - "Roto Koto in C Major"

1.Woods - "Sleep"
2.Woods & Amps For Christ - "From Oatmeal To Buttermilk"
3.Woods - "Wind Was the Wine"
4.Woods - "Brothers"
5.Woods - "September Saturn"

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