Another group from our favorite albums of 2006 list to come back with a great record at the beginning of '07, Jeremy and Christian from Meneguar return to their lo-fi folk project Woods and create another intimate fuzzed out pop gem in At Rear House. The songs are recorded to tape as if the recording process was an after thought but the songs are tender glimpses into the psyche of these two musicians. Full of plaintive odes to love and fear and hope and collision; pock marked lullabies tracked with cigarette ash and eraser marks. These are songs that feel like they may have been left on an answering machine at 4:00 in the morning. This does feel a little more produced than the last album, but that's still not saying much as the last was beyond bare bones. This album will have appeal to anyone who's recently discovered the likes of Red Hunter, The Woods share his aesthetic for shrouding pop under the fuzzy blanket of home recording. At Rear House is out now and seems to be available on a much wider scale than their last album. It's available at Insound and emusic so no excuses about not being able to find it.
[MP3] The Woods-Bone Tapper
[MP3] The Woods-Night Creature