Hood still on hiatus, but they’re releasing a 10th anniversary box set!

Hood still on hiatus, but they're releasing a 10th anniversary box set!

Oh, Hood. Those sneaky devils like mystery almost as much as Jandek does. They claim to get twitchy in interviews if anyone asks them to explain their name, and they keep any official versions of their lyrics a secret. They haven’t released an album since 2005’s Outside Closer (TMT Review), and they haven’t played any shows since then either. Their sound eludes easy classification — sometimes pastoral post-rock, sometimes electronic art pop, sometimes lo-fi experimental. Although they’re currently on a long-term hiatus, the members of Hood have certainly kept busy working on side/solo projects, as well as running labels, fanzines, and club nights.

On December 5, the 10th anniversary of Hood’s fifth LP, Cold House, Domino will release a 6CD box set entitled Recollected, which includes not only remastered versions of their four Domino releases (Rustic Houses, Forlorn Valleys, The Cycle of Days and Seasons, Cold House, Outside Closer), but also various remastered EPs and The Hood Tapes, a collection of 24 rare and unreleased recordings.

Tracklisting:

Rustic Houses, Forlorn Valleys
01. S.E. Rain Patterns
02. Boer Farmstead
03. The Light Reveals The Place
04. Your Ambient Voice
05. The Leaves Grow Old And Fall And Die
06. Diesel Pioneers
 
The Cycle of Days and Seasons
01. Western Housing Concerns
02. Hood Is Finished
03. //
04. September Brings the Autumn Dawn
05. In Iron Light
06. How Can You Drag Your Body Blindly Through?
07. Houses Tilting Towards The Sea
08. //
09. Roads Lead Northwards
10. //
11. …The Cliff Edge of Workaday Morality
 
Cold House
01. They Removed All Trace That Anything Had Ever Happened Here
02. You Show No Emotion At All
03. When Branches Bare
04. Enemy of Time
05. The Winter Hit Hard
06. I Can’t Find My Brittle Youth
07. This Is What We Do to Sell Out
08. The River Curls around the Town
09. Lines Low to Frozen Ground
10. You’re Worth the Whole World
 
Outside Closer
01. (intro)
02. The Negatives
03. Any Hopeful Thoughts Arrive
04. End of One Train Working
05. Winter 72
06. The Lost You
07. Still Rain Fell
08. L. Fading Hills
09. Closure
10. This Is It, Forever
 
5 Collected EPs
01. Useless
02. Home is Where it Hurts
03. Cold Fire Woods of Western Lanes
04. The World Touches Too Hard
05. Its Been a Long Time Since I Was Last Here
06. Across the Lonely Writing Sid
07. Painting the Town Dead
08. Ghosts by Japan
09. You Can’t Breathe Memories
10. The Rest of Us Still Care
11. By Island Lake (Excerpt)
12. Over the land, Over the Sea
13. Squint in the First Light of Day
14. The Sad Decline of Home
15. The Fact that You Failed
16. The Sea Against the Sand
 
The Hood Tapes
01. The Hurting World
02. Greydayer     
03. When We Wait All the Tables
04. Driven Out by Angry Villager      
05. Loss and L.E.D          
06. Names for Rain     
07. But I was Only a Bystander         
08. This Years First Storm        
09. Maple        
10. Winter Politics
11. Sad Neck
12. None of the Above
13. Leave like the Ghost You Are
14. Photographers           
15. Winter Will Set You Back           
16. Late Farming
17. You Shins Break My Heart     
18. Having the Loudest Hailer
19. Guess My Age
20. Hym to the Hill
21. The Second Thought Abandoned      
22. Before we get swept away….           
23. Stone and Height      
24. Points of Disintegration

• Hood: http://www.hoodmusic.net
• Domino: http://www.dominorecordco.com

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