The Woodwards – II
We’ve featured The Woodwards twice in our Daily Krapht. Each was for a single song. That was just the icing on the cake. Now we have a full length pack of matches just waiting to light up your earlobes with the humble honesty that is The Woodwards. Peter Schuyff and Stevie Guy bring us the new full length album II that will surprisingly enchant you. The eleven song release paints pictures with stories filled with a slightly quirky honesty that only they could deliver. It’s something you have to hear to understand. Whether you are in to Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, or Pink Floyd, I do believe there is something about this album everyone will enjoy.
A track by track description of each track would not do this album any justice at all. It would be unfair for me to tell you what I think of each and every song, for each song paints a picture very clearly that each individual that listens would have to interpret for themselves. But this won’t stop me from expressing my pleasure of a few songs hopefully giving you just a glimpse of the ear euphoria this album gives.
When I say this album is as honest as it gets, that’s exactly what I mean. There is no beating around the bush, yet they tell you the story in a way that it sometimes feels like you could close your eyes and see what is going on within the song. “Pushing Up Daisies” is a favorite of mine, and “Without You” is another one that is just plain and simple a great story. The music that accompanies the stories being told is a perfect match for each of the songs. The instruments themselves are just as dark, just as quirky, and just as vulnerable as the words being sang.
This whole album is such a joy to listen too over and over. Honestly, I myself cannot get enough of it. The gentleness of the album fits about every mood there is to have this album part of your daily playlist. The Woodwards are setting up to do a nice little tour starting soon. Check out their website for all the details on where they are playing, when they are playing, and how you can purchase tickets. You don’t want to miss anything The Woodwards do, whether it be in the studio or the stage, check them out!
WORDKRAPHT Rating: 5 Stars!
Album Name: II
Release Date: November, 2013
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Genre: Folk Noir, Urban
Band Members: Peter Schuyff, Stevie Guy
Record Label: Wood