Blood Oaths of the New Blues
I'd never heard of Wooden Wand before getting this album. Their music is described as "freak-folk," whatever that means. To me, this album sounds like mellow country/folk music that successfully crosses over to ears accustomed to indie. Standout tracks are the 13-minute opener, "No Bed for Beatle Wand / Days This Long," which plots the laid-back pace of the rest of the album, and "Southern Colorado Song"--clip below--the album's best song. The two-minute "No Debts" is a gem of a finisher.