Chris Batten and The Woods
Chris Batten and The Woods
Tracks like "Sad Songs" and the aforementioned "Lions" hark back to an era where musical emotion jumped off the speakers and into the listener's heart, while "Doncha Wanna be Doin' (Something New)" is the kind of fast spoken boogie that no one can help but dance to. On tracks like "Gone For Good" and "The End Of the Line," The Woods pull back to a California breeze that demands the listeners to roll down the windows and put the car in drive, all guided by Batten's steady, powerful vocals. "Ever since I was a kid, I have been obsessed with music. I crave the passion that it brings, but I think that passion has gone missing and the audience has been looking for it." Batten laments "I can only hope that we can do our part in bringing that back….to restore some faith." The Woods look to the past for an inspiration that delivers music ready to move a new generation and they continue to prove this night after night with live shows that have gotten the adults in the room just as excited as their jaded teenagers.
As Batten says, "It's nice to play a show and have a teenage kid AND their father come up and say how much they liked the set. It lets us know that we're succeeding in what we set out to do." PRESS "...Impressive tonality, engaging lyrics, and pure sweet rock, the songs are comforting like a fresh blanket from the dryer while still offering the kick to the senses like the first dive into a pool. The Woods have a gift in their vocal lead, a unique and appealing voice that can stand out from the crowd of analogous rock bands and withstand the test of a 60 minute disc..." - IndieInTune.com "...Chris Batten and The Woods have debuted on Amie Street with just one song, but luckily it's a strong one and will keep us in anticipation of their full "If We Never Stop Moving..." EP. Gone For Good is a nice example of soul music in the truest aspect of the genre - convincing and heavy with feeling..." - AmieStreet.com "...Trying to put the heart and soul back in rock and roll, Chris Batten and The Woods hope to inspire as much emotion with their music as they invest in it, and there's no denying their surging popularity in the tri-state area..." - The Aquarian "...They convincingly command the attention of the entire room, and stand as a rare credible musical entity..." - East Coast Rocker "...Chris Batten and The Woods play a hard-charging, barroom style of bluesy rock, yet have become one of the hottest bands in the post-hardcore and emo-intensified New Brunswick scene..." - Home New Tribune For more info and content visit www.andthewoods.com Read more on Last.fm.
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