When The Banana Stand started seriously recording local bands in their basement, The Woolen Men were in the early class that The Stand first worked with, recording a live album in 2010 and releasing it in 2011. (You can read about and listen to that first session here.)
"Three years later, the band returned with new songs and the strength of touring on both coasts," says The Stand's Aaron Colter of a second live session on July 13, 2013. If you weren't in attendance, the above is your first visual taste and it's a hot blast of sustained punky energy recorded in a sweaty basement in the middle of summer. Since it's harder to travel back in time to warmer days, let's just look forward to them... and "Alien City."
"In the midst of studio-polished pop, sleepy folk and bombastic dance, The Woolen Men are a true trio of straight-up rock whose only tricks are the tight and earnest songs that keep listeners wanting more," Colter champions.
Providing "an honest look at a band that has been praised by everyone from Willamette Week to Brooklyn Vegan," Colter says, The Woolen Men's second Live From The Banana Stand record is now finally seeing the light of day when they celebrate its release on Sunday, December 14 at Mississippi Studios. The show will also sadly be the final performance for openers Grandhorse but you can win a pair of tickets by leaving a comment below—plus listen to the catchy post-punk grit (reminiscent of early Joy Division recordings) of "Temporary Monument," also from the new album.