Blood Oaths of the New Blues

Wooden Wand - Blood Oaths of the New Blues
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Based on 5 reviews
2013 Ratings: #163 / 958
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Based on 13 ratings
January 8, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fire / Label
Folk / Genres
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Whether or not Blood Oaths will help to cleanse the doors of some burgeoning head’s perception, it’s a pretty remarkable record.


On Blood Oaths of the New Blues, ... the sometimes-arduous job of tracing Toth's stylistic shifts culminates in an album that captures the best essences of his career in 41 seamless minutes.

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The album, with all of its imperfections and warmly textured moments, feels well-worn and comfortable—despite its often acerbic lyrical habits. 


Blood Oaths of the New Blues is a fascinating, often harrowing album that succeeds by being lonesome without sounding closed off, by both haunting and comforting us at the same time. 

A lush album that sounds like it's spent decades fermenting to become what it is, Wooden Wand's second album on Fire Records is full-bodied, spooky, thick folk music at it's finest. Where it falters, it doesn't break, and where it struggles, it's for a deeper purpose. It's dense and wonderfully vibrant. If you want an album to wake and bake to, I suspect this one would be perfect.
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Track List

  1. No Bed for Beatle Wand / Days This Long
  2. Outsider Blues
  3. Dome Community People (Are Good People)
  4. Dungeon of Irons
  5. Supermoon (The Sounding Line)
  6. Southern Colorado Song 
  7. Jhonn Balance
  8. No Debts
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Added on: January 10, 2013