Man, did you read the news story about Gibson guitars having their factory raided for the second time due to their use of deep, dark, woods on guitar fretboards? What a crazy world we live in.
In happier, vaguely related news, Deep Dark Woods are turning out to be more ubiquitous than Forest Gump (that was a very weak woods/forest joke, btw. Gimme a break, I’m on vacay, and I’m having trouble seeing the forest/woods for the trees) with the Six Shooter release of their newest album, ‘The Place I Left Behind’. Already holding steady in Canada at the #1 spot on the Earshot Folk/Roots/Blues charts, and in the Top 10 overall, Deep Dark Woods have announced that they will be releasing ‘The Place I left behind’ in the USA on the legendary Sugar Hill Records imprint! Deep Dark Woods will also be taking their show back on the road this fall, with tour stops including Toronto @ Lee’s Palace (with The Beauties and Harlan Pepper) and an appearance at PopMontreal.
The great press keeps rolling in for ‘The Place I Left behind’ too, check out these hella bitchin’ quotes:
“an evocative record about rambling and lonesomeness, but with fiddles, harmonies and purring Hammond tones that are homey and hearth-warm.” The Globe and Mail
“A masterpiece of of sombre beauty and eternal heartbreak” Sun Media
“…a gorgeous exercise in pure unadulterated melancholy. It’s all executed with heart, soul and a sniper’s precision.” Winnipeg Free Press
“With diverse instruments like the mellotron and banjo, and songs that run the gamut from waltzing ballad to gritty rock number, this alt-country band seems to effortlessly push the boundaries of roots and folk music.” The National Post
“an emotionally rich gem of a record” nxew
And now you can check them out on the cover of this month’s Penguin Eggs: http://www.penguineggs.ab.ca