There’s a minor freak-folk vibe to Woods’ new single, “I Was Gone,” the first track off their fifth album, At Echo Lake, to hit the interwebs. This is all lo-fi production, ’60s acoustics and balls-in-a-vice falsetto, which isn’t really, when you get down to it, that much different than any Woods song, including the tracks off their breakout fourth album, Songs of Shame. This would work well in a movie where an indie type loses his mind and trashes his hotel room. Not that movie will ever exist. Listen at Stereogum.
At Echo Lake is due out on May 11 via Woods’ own Woodsist label.