Stream Jesse Woods’ Haunted Folk Masterpiece ‘Get Your Burdens Lifted’
Texan tunesmith paints ghostly portrait of American Southwest
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.