Wooden Wand announces Farmer’s Corner for May release, grows more woodenier and wandier with every passing year

Wooden Wand announces Farmer's Corner for May release, grows more woodenier and wandier with every passing year

James Jackson Toth, as Wooden Wand, is about to get as Wooden Wandy as he’s ever gotten, and he’s going to do it right up in your business. What I mean is, he’s got a brand-new full-length planned for Fire Records entitled Farmer’s Corner. Now, you may think to yourself, “Didn’t he just put out two albums last year, what is he, a robot?” and you will be correct on both counts. Yes, he did put out two albums last year — Blood Oaths of the New Blues (TMT Review) and Wooden Wand and the World War IV (TMT Review) — and yes, he is a robot (though as a long-time Star Wars fan, he prefers droid). I have personally seen the metallic glint of his exoskeleton on no less than three occasions.

With Farmer’s Corner, Toth has brought together some of his best musical pals, including William Tyler, Darin Gray, and Doc Feldman. Together they form what’s called a band. Instead of posting up in one studio for a short period of intensive work like he’s done in the past, though, Toth opted to let the recordings for Farmer’s Corner unfurl in “fits and starts” across four studios in three states. The press release says this resulted in the “most ‘Wooden Wand’ album in the Wooden Wand discography,” and though I’m not 100% sure what that means, I’m going to go ahead and include it here because it sounds good. At any rate, it turns out that this is the first self-produced Wooden Wand album ever. You wanna know what the Wooden Wandiest of the Wooden Wandy sounds like? Listen to “Dambuilding” from the album below.

Farmer’s Corner tracklisting:

01. Alpha Dawn
02. Uneasy Peace
03. When the Trail Goes Cold
04. Adie
05. Dambuilding
06. Sinking Feelings
07. Home Horizon
08. Port of Call
09. Gone to Stay

• Wooden Wand: http://www.woodenwand.org
• Fire: http://www.firerecords.com

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