Woods

City Sun Eater in the River of Light (Woodsist)

Levitating Platters

Across a decade and eight LPs, Brooklyn fivepiece Woods have perfected a lo-fi folk prone to spastic jam breakdowns. Ninth offering City Sun Eater in the River of Light now shatters any preconceived notions. The opening title track sounds less like Woods and more in tune with Tropical Rain Forest, building horns and reggae elements rather than trademark axe work, a shift that continues through tracks such as "The Take." Even so, "I See in the Dark" notches near the top of the band's psychedelic guitar freakouts, its signature sound energized by the change of pace. (Sat., 9pm, Elevation Amphitheater)

***.5

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