Saturday, October 17, 2009


Disclaimer: If you wanted to see electro-pop duo Woodhands play with Kids on TV and Holy Fuck on October 25, 2006 you had to follow these instructions: "1. Go to Sherbourne subway station. 2. In a newspaper box there will be maps that will show you how to walk from Sherbourne station to the Don Valley Brick Works! 3. The walk will be along a path bordered by bright orange tape. 4. Once you get there, it's pay what you can + you should also bring your own booze."

These were the instructions one had to follow to attend the first-ever performance by Toronto duo Woodhands in 2006, a journey the band has now revisited several years later with the help of director Rob Pilichowski. Now, several years later with an acclaimed debut album and performances around the world under their belt, Woodhands are set to embark on a 17-date tour of Canada and the United States with Junior Boys before returning to the studio to complete the follow-up to 2008's critically acclaimed debut Heart Attack. The band's second album, Remorsecapade, is set to be released on Paper Bag Records on January 26th 2010. The band has also recently contributed a remix to label-mate and bloggeshire champion CFCF's latest EP, The Explorers (featuring Sally Shapiro), released last week on Paper Bag Digital.

Check out the band's City Sonic video at the link above, where Dan Werb and Paul Banwatt revisit the Don Valley Brickworks site to recount their memories of the "illegal party" that went down with Holy Fuck in 2006. City Sonic is a cross-platform documentary series of short films about extraordinary artists shot in places where their musical lives were transformed. The Woodhands segment premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival's "TIFF in Concert" program last month.

Since dropping their debut in April 2008, Woodhands has been touring constantly with dates North America, Japan, China, and Europe. Along with their hectic touring schedule, Dan and Paul have also been cranking out remixes and cover tracks (including a version of 'Electric Avenue' blessed by Eddy Grant himself) and have been attracting high-level praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, NME and Q Magazine which named Woodhands as one of "The Ten Best New Bands On Earth" in their post-SXSW issue this year.

Oct 21, 2009 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Oct 22, 2009 The Engine Room Tallahassee, FL
Oct 23, 2009 Crowbar Tampa, FL
Oct 24, 2009 Vagabond Miami, FL
Oct 26, 2009 The Social Orlando, FL
Oct 27, 2009 Cafe Eleven Saint Augustine Beach, FL
Oct 28, 2009 40 Watt Club Athens, GA
Oct 29, 2009 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
Oct 30, 2009 Talking Head Club at Sonar Baltimore, MD
Oct 31, 2009 The Bell House Brooklyn, NY
Nov 2, 2009 Middle East Cambridge, MA
Nov 3, 2009 Soundlab Buffalo, NY
Nov 4, 2009 Le National Montreal, QC
Nov 5, 2009 Ritual Ottawa, ON
Nov 6, 2009 Lee's Palace Toronto, ON
Nov 7, 2009 Starlite Waterloo, ON
Nov 8, 2009 Rokbar Hamilton, ON

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