Wooden Wand and the Sky High Band, 'Second Attention' (Kill Rock Stars)

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Second Attention
Critical Mass
Label: Kill Rock Stars

by Brandon Stosuy

Since the early 2000s, James Toth, a.k.a. Wooden Wand, has recorded noisy, jazz-spiked floods of freak folk with his shadowy, Brooklyn-based band the Vanishing Voice. On a 2005 solo debut as Wooden Wand, his idiosyncratic songs approximated Roky Erickson breezily transmitting over a rusty shortwave radio. But here, joined by members of Skygreen Leopards, Davenport, and the aforementioned Voice, Toth transforms himself, chewing the panoramic scenery like a Dylan-tongued soothsayer dealing dark-hued peyote rock. Essential listening for those who wish Devendra Banhart didn't smile so much.

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