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Stream Jesse Woods’ Haunted Folk Masterpiece ‘Get Your Burdens Lifted’

Texan tunesmith paints ghostly portrait of American Southwest

picture-18547-1390524318Kyle McGovern // August 2, 2013

Back in June, SPIN premiered the music video for Jesse Woods’ “Gold in the Air,” an echo-laden folk tune off the Austin singer-songwriter’s impending debut album, Get Your Burdens Lifted. “I had a dream last night / Shaking like a soldier in my shoes,” Woods sings on the hollowed-out track. That same sort of hazy, scorched-earth imagery populates the lo-fi strummer’s first album. Out August 6 via Guns in the Sun Records, Get Your Burdens Lifted is a collection of nine broken-hearted, quietly ambitious songs. It’s a record of half-remembered, alcohol-soaked memories, ones filled with shattered glass and broken jaws, cold blood, and dreams that turn “inside-out.” And it’s all streaming below.