Monday, February 01, 2010

Newmusicmonday #28:: Woodhands

Image:: Album art for Woodhands' "Remorsecapade" by British Columbia artist, Ed Spence

Officer Mazaltoff gave me a heads up on this week's newmusicmonday star, Toronto-based Woodhands {CBC-R3wikipedia, FBPaperBagRecords}, which is also  February's CBC3 artist of the month. The Officer M. knows Dan Werb, as they both did improv a while back. Billed as indietronica, some tracks do evoke 80s acts like New Order, although with more engaging vocals, or some of the arrangements of Heaven 17.

There a very recent live video shot here in Toronto::

and a performance of "Dissembler" with Maylee Todd on QTV::

This made me laugh out loud. I had thoughts of doing a spoof of NY1 years ago, but their "CP24" takes the cake. Here's a link for those unfamiliar w/ CP24 [website].

Here's the video for "I Wasn't Made for Fighting"::

There are quite a few tracks streamed on CBC-Radio 3. One of my faves is the "Woodhands Theme Song." 

The new album is Remorsecapade [PaperBag Records], which was just released last week and the band will be on tour until early April {see dates below}. Here's a blurb on Torontoist and a link to their blog that has links to other reviews. They're doing an appearance at MTV here in Toronto this evening and will be in Guelph on Friday, but will be back in Ontario starting in March.



Feb 2 20105:00PMTV LIVEToronto, ON

Feb 6 2010

Hillside Inside at Sleeman CenterGuelph, Ontario

Feb 20 2010

BiltmoreVancouver, British Columbia

Feb 24 2010

11:00PPawn ShopEdmonton, Alberta

Feb 26 2010

Amigo’sSaskatoon, Saskatchewan

Feb 27 2010

Lo PubWinnipeg, Manitoba

Mar 2 2010

Phog LoungeWindsor, Ontario

Mar 4 2010


Level 3St Catharines, Ontario

Mar 5 2010


Moon Over MarinLondon, Ontario

Mar 6 2010

11:00PThis Ain’t HollywoodHamilton, Ontario
Mar 11 201010:00POpera House w/ k-os (Canadian Music Week)Toronto, Ontario

Apr 6 2010

Red DogPeterborough, Ontario

Apr 8 2010

MavericksOttawa, Ontario

Apr 9 2010


Le CercleQuébec City, Québec

Apr 10 2010


Club LambiMontréal, Québec

Twitterversion:: #Newmusicmonday blog is on #TorontoIndie @woodhands. Indietronica with personality & a sense of humour. New album & tour. @Prof_K

Finally, here's a cover of Eddy Grant's "Electric Avenue"::

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