There is no deficit of reasons to love Woodsboro. One, Woodsboro is the solo project of former Honey (the same Honey who’s former members are now in bands like Lilac and The Mallard) frontman Moses Montalvo. Two, the song “Pocket Comb” features bass riffs and flatly enchanting vocals from both Montalvo and The Mallard’s Greer McGettrick. Three, not one to just put out an album, Montalvo is releasing only 100 copies of the Pocket Comb 7”, with every ultra-limited copy being graced with it’s own individual album sleeve put together by some talented artist.
And most importantly “Pocket Comb” is a woozy charmer of a song. A low-key bit of rumbling croon that finds the voices of McGettrick and Montalvo interweaving above a warm layer of fuzz, “Pocket Comb” is at once soft and subtle and sad. If you ask me a beautiful new direction for the obviously talented Montalvo.
The Pocket Comb 7” is going to be released on Pretty Penny Records. Head over their to see a smattering of the beautiful covers Montalvo has culled together.
Posted on10/25/2011bykevin|Comments Off on Mikal Cronin announces west coast dates (El Rio included)
Mikal Cronin has literally been playing double-time this year: his band opened forTy Segallon their recent national tour while Mikal continued to play bass in the Ty Segall band. Cronin’s band co-headlines with Thee Oh Sees this Thursday (tix) at the New Parish in Oakland this Thursday, but if you can’t make that his band will be playing with Shannon and the Clams and Pangea December 3rd @ El Rio. Read our interview with Mikal here. Listen to a track from his stunningly-good debut album here if you haven’t already. Tickets for the El Rio show are not on sale yet. Full dates below:
Dec 2 – SCC Lawn on Pomona – Claremont, CA Dec 3 – El Rio – San Francisco, CA *^
Dec 4 – Luigi’s Fun Garden – Sacramento, CA
Dec 6 – New Frontier Lounge – Tacoma, WA %
Dec 7 – Cabin Tavern – Bellingham, WA %
Dec 8 – Black Lodge – Seattle, WA %
Dec 9 – East End – Portland, OR &
Dec 10 – The Shanty – Eureka, CA
Dec 11 – 105 Pioneer St – Santa Cruz, CA