Review: Until recently, Kevin Morby had been pulling double-duty in folk-psych mainstays Woods (from whom he parted ways amicably at the end of last year) and self-styled 'party band' The Babies (now on hiatus) but with a full year of touring in 2013 over and a move in location as inspiration, it was time for him to strike out on his own once more. The result is this second solo record, which takes a reflective approach yet triumphs though his mellifluous tones (comparable to the like of Cass McCombs and Kurt Vile) and a Dylan-esque sense of earthy intensity. This marks a quiet revelation from a songwriter striking out on his own without compromise, yet with style and grace aplenty.}
Review: Over the course of eight albums in only a decade, the remarkably prolific Woods have built up a solid reputation as purveyors of '60s-influenced psych-folk, channeling a spirit as eerie as it is earthy. Yet even their most ardent follower might have wondered when they might take some risks with their trademark sound, which makes 'City Sun Eater In The River Of Light' still more of a tonic for the troops. Taking on influences from reggae, Afrobeat and jazz without sacrificing any of the spooky charm and endearing grit that's elevated them to the higher echelons of psych festivals and bohemian playlists both.