Woolen Men

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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the Portland, Oregon-based trio of Alex Geddes, Lawton Browning, and Raf Spielman.
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  1. Mar 20, 2013
    The record may be a little short on variety, but it is long on mid-fi energy, and will give fans of the kind of stripped-down and live-sounding rock Dead Moon and the Wipers cranked out plenty of warm and nostalgic feelings.
  2. Mar 20, 2013
    The ten raw and carelessly endearing tracks feel oddly cathartic and refreshing, in an often pitilessly, anxious world more concerned with who tripped up the stairs at the Oscars.
  3. 60
    nd. Yes, the band tugs a little too hard at its roots at points, but it’s still a fun listen, and it’s hard not to dive in as they play in the dirt.
  4. Magnet
    Apr 16, 2013
    The band's largely understated interpretation of punk offers a fresh and relatable perspective, mostly free of melodrama or righteous indignation. [No. 97, p.61]
  5. Mar 20, 2013
    Keep things simple, reminded by older folks of a time when it was totally acceptable to admit being part of the KISS Army.
  6. Apr 2, 2013
    The Woolen Men is a band that knows well the sounds it wants to make, though what the bands says with those sounds, what they reveal, is still unclear.