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Watch the Lyric Video for "Hit That Drum" Off Woods' New Album Love Is Love

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Today, the Brooklyn-based, genre-defying band Woods released the physical copy of their latest album, and the lyric video for the album’s penultimate track, “Hit That Drum.” The video, filmed from a highway with a skyline view of New York City, slowly pans in black and white across the city’s urban topography.

The song hums with an acute melancholy—the song and album are written about Woods’ process of adjusting to the Trump years. As Sam Hockley-Smith writes in a press release shared by the band:

There will be parts of life where we will watch as events unfold and we will feel helpless. We will not be sure of the future. On good days, we’ll have each other. On the bad ones, we’ll turn to the art that helps us feel something. Love is Love is a document of the new world we live in, proof that light can come from despair and hope is still possible. We just need a little help remembering it exists.

Watch the lyric video above, and find Woods’ tour dates below. Also, find more information about Love Is Love (to be released digitally on this Friday, April 21) here, listen to Paste Cloud audio from the band’s 2007 Daytrotter Session below and find Paste’s review of the record here.

Woods Tour Dates

May
18 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Teragram Ballroom
19 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Casbah
20 – Fresno, Calif. @ Strummer’s
21 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Chapel
24 – Vancouver, B.C. @ The Fox Cabaret
25 – Victoria, B.C. @ Copper Owl
26 – Seattle, Wash. @ Sunset Tavern
27 – Portland, Ore. @ Portland Rose Festival

June
30 – Hudson, N.Y. @ Club Helsinki

July
02 – Boston, Mass. @ Brighton Music Hall
04 – Barrington, N.H. @ Boogie in the Barn
05 – Burlington, Vt. @ ArtsRiot
06 – Montreal, Quebec @ La Sala Rossa
07 – Toronto, Ontario @ Garrison
10 – Chicago, Ill. @ Empty Bottle
11 – Asheville, N.C. @ Grey Eagle
12 – Richmond, Virg. @ Strange Matter
13 – Washington, D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel
14 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Underground Arts
15 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom

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