Woodlot – “Bring It Down”


Toronto-based band Woodlot conjure a classic-sounding, hypnotic appeal on their new single “Bring It Down.” Mystical acoustics and pit-pattering percussion are complemented by loosely invigorating electric guitar spurts, as a soaring vocal presence acknowledges that “I’m doing fine down in this hole.” “Just bite your tongue,” they plead as the instrumentation subtly intensifies, reminding aesthetically of a mix between early Supergrass and Elephant 6 staples.

The ensuing chorus plays with a feeling of spontaneity, as various vocal layers converge with capricious charm. Soaring vocals, diverse guitar tones, and a sense of hypnotic nostalgia lead this success from Woodlot. They describe the track as “about the frustration many people feel these days about being so connected but somehow not being able to truly communicate.”

“Bring It Down” represents the opening track on their new three-track The Narrows EP, streaming below:

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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