One of my current favorite labels, New York's Woodsist
(home to Woods
and Real Estate
) has been showing the Bay Area a lotta love. After releasing 7"s and full-lengths by the Fresh & Onlys, Sic Alps, and Thee Oh Sees, the indie is helping the world hear new work by Moon Duo
and The Art Museums
. The latter is a new project by Josh Alper and Glenn Donaldson (Skygreen Leopards). It's being tagged as "nostalgic lo-fi," meaning it's a jangly bit of folk recorded as if off a record with lots of dust in the grooves.
The Art Museums' debut, Rough Frame
, comes out this spring, but you can check out their first single--already getting on KUSF rotation--here. "Sculpture Gardens"
is a soft-focus pop daydream about spending an afternoon talking about films, surrounded by art. Sounds good to me.