Woods to release split LP with Amps for Christ (like a hardcore band!), go on tour (like a hardcore band!)

Woods to release split LP with Amps for Christ (like a hardcore band!), go on tour (like a hardcore band!)

Did you know that Woods are a hardcore band? Perhaps you thought they were more along the lines of a psych or folk band, but you are wrong. They are a hardcore band, because they are putting out a split LP. Bands that aren’t hardcore bands do put out split records (hey Grimes), but you know who doesn’t know that? My brain. It rejects this knowledge and holds tight to its belief that only hardcore bands put out split records.

As far as my brain is concerned, hardcore warriors Woods are putting out a split record with fellow hardcore warriors Amps for Christ. The Amps for Christ/Woods CD will see release on April 17, while the vinyl comes out on May 1. Both versions are being put out through Shrimper, who I am fairly sure have a roster of bands surrounded by x’s. One of the record’s tracks, “From Oatmeal to Buttermilk,” features the two bands collaborating, as Woods’s furious breakdowns meet Amps for Christ’s SoCal hardcore frenzy.

Around the time of the split’s release, Woods will head out on a fairly extensive US tour. Oddly, they do not seem to be playing any VFW halls or Unitarian churches. Don’t worry, though, there will surely be floor punching.

Amps for Christ/Woods tracklist:

Side One (Amps for Christ)
01. When
02. Native Chantz
03. Lord Bateman (Child #53)
04. Roto Koto in C Major

Side Two (Woods)
01. Sleep
o2. From Oatmeal to Buttermilk
03. Wind was the Wine
04. Brothers
05. September Saturn

Woods dates:

04.19.12 - Waltham, MA - Brandeis University
04.20.12 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwells *
04.21.12 - Pittsburgh, PA - Garfield Art Works *
04.22.12 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar *
04.23.12 - Bloomington, IN - Bishop *
04.24.12 - Grinnell, IA - Gardner Lounge/Grinnell College *
04.25.12 - Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Music Hall *
04.26.12 - Norman, OK - Opolis *
04.27.12 - Dallas, TX - Sons of Hermann Hall
04.28.12 - Austin, TX - Austin Psych Fest
04.29.12 - Houston, TX - Rudyards *
04.30.12 - Jackson, MS - Morningbell Records *
05.01.12 - Atlanta, GA - 529 *
05.03.12 - Charlottesville, VA - The Southern *
05.04.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
05.05.12 - Brooklyn, NY - 285 Kent *

• Woods: http://www.woodsist.com/woods
• Amps for Christ: http://www.myspace.com/ampsforchrist
• Shrimper: http://www.midheaven.com/label/shrimper

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