Wooden Wand and the Sky High Band to Release Second Attention in September

    Does James Toth ever sleep? The Smart moneys on no. Having already released Gipsy Freedom this year with his Vanishing Voice band, and re-released his solo album Harem of the Sundrum, Mr. Wooden Wand is set to release yet another album, Second Attention, with his Sky High Bandfeaturing members of Skygreen Leopards, Vanishing Voice, and Davenport.


    Still with me? The album, currently scheduled for a September 12 release on Kill Rock Stars, was supposedly recorded during a two-week period in San Francisco holed up in a modified two story house with nothing but three reels of tape, a bunch of instruments and copious amounts of drugs and

    booze. Amidst all this heathenry, the group churned out an album that reportedly has more of a traditional folk sound than Toths other projects. Go figure.


    Track list:


    Crucifixion Pt. II

    Portrait In The Clouds

    Rolling One Sun Blues

    Sweet Xiao Li

    Hot Death

    Mother Midnight

    The Bleeder


    Dead Sue

    Los Angeles Manna


    So is the secret to James Toths prolific ways a hermetic lifestyle toiling away at his recordings? Not even close.  Toth has already been on three short tours this year, and is about to embark on a fourth with Religious Knives. His touring band will consist of Vanishing Voice member Clay Ruby, and The Enablers.


    Tour dates:


    06-20 Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
    06-21 Philadelphia, PA – Circle of Hope/Circle Thrift
    06-22 Baltimore, MD – Talking Head
    06-23 Washington, DC – The Warehouse Next Door
    06-25 Lexington, KY – The Icehouse
    06-26 Columbus, OH – Skylab Gallery
    06-27 Louisville, KY – Lisa’s Oak Street Lounge
    06-28 St. Louis, MO – Spooky Action Palace
    06-29 Chicago, IL – Enemy
    06-30 Detroit, MI – Behind the Green Door
    07-01 Toronto, ON – Tranzac
    07-02 Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo
    07-03 Cambridge, MA – Axiom Gallery
    07-04 Northampton, MA – Montague Bookmill
    07-05 Rochester, NY – The Bug Jar

    Related Links:

    Prefix Review: Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice [Gypsy Freedom]

    Wooden Wand home page

    Kill Rock Stars