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Woods at Storm King Art Center in May (more by Jessica Amaya)
Woods

Woods will release their new album, Bend Beyond, on September 18 via the band's own Woodsist Records. You can stream two of its tracks, "Cali in a Cup" and "Size Meets the Sound," along with the cover art and tracklist, below.

Woods, whose touring lineup now includes drummer Aaron Neveu of Mmoss (who Woods recently toured with), will be supporting the new album with a tour. They in Europe as we speak and upon returning home later this month, they'll go on a run with The Walkmen. It seems likely that more dates will be announced, because after that there are only a few more shows currently scheduled, including a NYC show, which happens on November 3 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with fellow Brooklyn band Widowspeak (who they shared a bill with in May) and Purling Hiss. Tickets for that show go on sale Tuesday (9/4) at noon. All currently known Woods dates are listed below.

You won't have to wait that long to catch Widowspeak in their hometown of Brooklyn though. They play Brooklyn Bowl on September 27 with Vensaire and Hard Bop. That show is free with RSVP or $5 at the door.

All lists of dates, song streams cover art and tracklist are below.

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photos & video by Jessica Amaya

Anika @ Glasslands
Anika

Anika is back on the road with her backing band (that contains 2/3 of BEAK>), and will invade Empty Bottle in Chicago TONIGHT (10/10) with tour-mate Slowdance before heading to Beauty Bar the for an after-party DJ set. The tour continues until late October with a stint on the West Coast and an appearance at Moog Fest 2011 in Ashville, NC. Full tour schedule is below.

Anika's second NYC date (the first was at LPR), which came after an appearance at ATP NJ, was at Glasslands on 10/6. There she was joined by Ducktails, Slowdance, and Hard Bop. Here are some pictures from that one and the setlist and a video too. It all continues below...

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words by Bill Pearis, photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Anika in Asbury Park
Anika

"Anika, not one for small talk, has a cold stare that's really not cold at all. It creates a distance between singer and audience that works to lift the show into something distinct and not at all casual. She takes it all in while on stage, never breaking the slick veneer of the performance to let any mundane moment of realism slip through. It makes for an iconic and captivating show, comforting yet somber, since I guess some have come to expect a singer to say hello or introduce a song here and there during the night. Unnecessary chit chat isn't all it's cracked up to be, however. The dubby, meandering nature of some of the songs and her spoken-word style of singing adds to the off-kilter, experimental mood." [Sentimentalist]
If you missed Anika last week at LPR or didn't have the cash to make it to see her at ATP (pictures in this post), she plays tonight - 10/6 - at Glasslands with Slowdance, Ducktails and Hard Bop before heading out on tour. If you've heard her amazing album, she definitely works that Nico/Ute Lemper vibe to the hilt -- icy icy cool. And her band, including the rhythm section of BEAK>, are fantastic. Tickets are still available, you should go to this.

More pictures from her set at ATP I'll Be Your Mirror in Asbury Park on Sunday, all dates and a video from LPR, below...

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