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CRITICS LOVE RELIGIOUS KNIVES AND HUSH ARBORS,
COLLEGE RADIO CHARTS LUVIN THEM TOO!

Hush Arbors self-titled
RELEASE DATE: 10/21/08



 


REVIEWS

Mojo(Underground Album of the Month): "Wood's feathery tones and bejewelled axe illuminate a tuneful bouquet of styles ranging from the electric raga swing of Gone to Bless You's haunting vox' n' loops lattice."

NME: "Sounds like somebody spiked Buck Owens' whisky with some double dipped acid"

NME: "Like a spontaneous French tonguing on a night bus, Virginian Keith Wood's latest offering as Hush Arbors strikes from nowhere, stunning us with its grin-spreading ace-ness...'Hush Arbors' brims with the vitality of a man still in love with music."

The Wire: "(Keith) Wood takes the bare bones of Americana and makes something personal and timeless."

Aesthetica : "This album has something extremely special about it...You feel like you've been let in on a greaat secret but its worth sharing so, so go, get up now, and get it."

The Decibel Tolls: "In short, Keith Wood just dropped the type of album that separates the men from the boys....Fuck Chinese Democracy, this is Hush Arbors' time, as far as I'm concerned."

Pop Matters: "Every track feels suffused with organic energy, the glow of natural light, the green haze of leafy vistas, the bright optimism of sunny days...This very fine album takes you into the light, points out the lovely view, and encourages you to stay a while. You couldn't ask for a better break from the world."

New Noise: "Hush Arbor's psyche-folk is a wondrous fusion of subdued raunch and delicate beauty sometimes all at the same time."

Dusted: "Some of the thin, drilling guitar tones are redolent of direct-to-4-track overload, a nice reminder that Wood's heart still lies with home tapers and bedroom maniacs."

Prefix: "This time Wood matches the screaming guitars with some screams of his own, allowing his vocals to break from the cerebral tones that inform much of his music and letting the album peak with clattering force."

AU: " Eight songs of exquisite poise, delivered with a truckload of retro-panache."

Weekly Dig: "Hush Arbors makes music just this side of fucked up, and if it found its way into a talented youngster's backpack, it could help change the world."


HUSH ARBORS - SELF TITLED

1. Water
2. Follow Closely(FULL MP3)
3. Rue Hollow
4. Gone
5. Bless You
6. Sand
7. The Light
8. Water II

All Songs By Keith Wood
All Instruments By Keith Wood & Leon Dufficy
Guitar Solo(S) On "Follow Closely" - Ben Chasny
Track 3 & 6 Recorded By Greg Hughes
All Other Tracks Recorded By Keith & Leon

US Press Inquiries: press@ecstaticpeace.com
UK Press Inquiries: Ms. Chris Stone at Stone Immaculate
Euro Press Inquiries: Stuart at Cargo
Radio: College Radio
Media Kit with Art, hi res imagery, etc

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Religious Knives The Door
RELEASE DATE: 10/14/08



 


REVIEWS

Pitchfork: "The Door is still firmly in a field of its own, offering six tracks that are equal in barbed psychedelic power yet compliment one another in such a way that this album-- although brief by the clock-- feels substantial, fully-realized, and bizarrely anthemic."

Baltimore City Paper: "...guitars glower at one another, drumsticks collide then whack the skins--and even when these elements eventually break into a series of repetitious slam dances, there's more of a Big Ben-tolling impression than a sense of cataclysmic resolution....By the end of The Door, Religious Knives have earned their juice"

The Decibel Tolls: "Religious Knives whisk you away on a very gnarly (in a good way) magical mystery tour."

Dusted: "Miller's vocals are attitude perfect - imagine defrocked nuns heading up a girl group, all full of 'psychic trash'......The Door's hitting me real good as a key example of how to convincingly rock without embarrassing yourself, or your audience, in the process."

Prefix Magazine: "These noises swell and change organically, like a force of nature, not an imposition of human rationality...All the foreboding darkness of the band's name rings out here. We seem to occupy some dark, disconnected, empty landscape. We seem to be in the throes of some post-apocalyptic cult."

SoundsXP: "'On A Drive' has an oppressive beauty, like the bruised cloud tones of gathering thunderheads, all grumbling and shadowy, while the psychedelic drone-rock of 'The Storm' is doomy and rumbling but oddly exhilarating. The album has only six tracks but each is a cracker, the compelling noise of a pop apocalypse."


RELIGIOUS KNIVES - THE DOOR

1. Downstairs(FULL MP3)
2. Basement Watch
3. On a Drive
4. The Storm
5. Major Score
6. Decisions Are Made


All songs written by Religious Knives,
all lyrics by Michael Bernstein.
Produced by Thurston Moore and Religious Knives.
Recorded at Bank Row Recording, Greenfield, MA
by Justin Pizzoferrato.
Mixed at Bisquiteen, Amherst, MA by Justin Pizzoferrato

US Press Inquiries: press@ecstaticpeace.com
UK Press Inquiries: Ms. Chris Stone at Stone Immaculate
Euro Press Inquiries: Stuart at Cargo
Radio: College Radio
Media Kit with Art, hi res imagery, etc

BUY THAT SHIT NOW!
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