Woods creates intelligent pop that's just as comfortable with psychedelic experimentation as it is with folk songcraft. Since the release of their 2015 album With Light and with Love the group has stayed true to both sides of their sound, oscillating between the spacey freak out of the album's title track and the beautiful pastoral pop of “Leaves Like Glass”. At the band's live shows Singer/guitarist Jeremy Earl delivers insightful, heartfelt lyrics in a gasping whisper while keyboardist G. Lucas Crane adds howling organ lines and guitarist Jarvis Taveniere plucks out echoing guitar leads. Their sway-inducing grooves come courtesy of drummer Aaron Neveu and bassist Kevin Morby, two skilled players who are sure to keep ticket buyers grooving with their razor-sharp grooves.
In 2005 singer/songwriter Jeremy Earl started recording his somber acoustic ballads in the Brooklyn rear house he was sharing. The seeds were planted for the aptly titled 2007 album At Rear House, which featured a haunting collection of early compositions. By 2009 Earl had added multi-instrumentalist Jarvis Taveniere, bassist Kevin Morby, and keyboardist/effects specialist G. Lucas Crane to to the mix, adding a new layer of sonic complexity to Woods’ straightforward songs. After their first tour with the expanded lineup Woods released the 2010 album At Echo Lake, which was named one of the year’s best albums by Pitchfork. The 2012 addition of full-time drummer Aaron Neveu allowed Taveniere to focus solely on his guitar, which helped the band perfect their live sound. In 2015 Woods released their critically acclaimed album With Light and with Love, which has audiences everywhere clamoring to see these freaky folk rockers in concert.