by Mike Ramos
on Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 3:42 PM
(Barboza) Brooklyn lo-fi psych-folk quartet Woods have always sounded just all right to me on record. Their live shows are a different story, however, mostly thanks to the tape manipulation wizardry of member G. Lucas Crane. Hunched over a table (or sometimes curled up on the floor) full of effects pedals, mixing consoles, and a couple old-school tape decks, Crane loops, sequences, and mixes samples he previously recorded to cassette, delivering vocals through one side of a pair of headphones wrapped sideways around his head. It's pretty wild to see, but even better to hear the analog weirdness blending in with the rest of the band's live instrumentation.