With this spring bloom, it’s hard to not appreciate the lush, tempestuous beauty of nature. Tonight’s show at Sinclair will only accentuate this, with two lovely bands rooted deep in folk rock tradition. New York’s WOODS have been at it for a while now, honing that singular feel – somewhere between crackling hard-rocking density of dried bark and sweet, syrupy melodies of oozing sap. A rock band with psychedelic tendencies and a touch of haunting tape noise and other experimental dalliances, this is an under-sung band worthy of your attention. And if ya dig them, sink into the delicious discography of singer-guitarist Jeremey Earl’s fantastic WOODSIST RECORDS.
Joining them tonight is Boston’s own flower-powered star gazers QUILT, traveling in support of their new album Held In Splendor (Mexican Summer). Equal parts whimsical and groove driven, Quilt’s sound is an amalgam of past and present. Elaborate vocal harmonies inspired by late 60’s folk tradition mesh with a gripping and robust compositions that careen from languid and pastoral to exuberant and illuminating.
So come check out these two fantastic bands in the field of ‘folk rock’ – and stay for the rays of sonic sunshine.
9pm // 18+ // $12