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The Woolen Men Celebrate ‘Life in Hell’ on New Single

Jeremy Earl’s Woodsist Records has long been an outpost for fellow travelers to the floorboard-creaking folk rock he makes with his band Woods. But enter the Woolen Men, a tightly wound trio of Pacific Northwest punks whose outlook is a little more nervy, less nervous than their labelmates. They released a self-titled effort for the label back in 2013, but now they’re back for more with another LP called Temporary Monument, due September 4.

Today, they’re sharing one of that record’s scratchy tracks,”Life in Hell,” a tense celebration of the confusion of existence and a demonstration of their ability to conjure a unique bluster out of sparsely clattering guitar, bass, and drums. Listen here.

Woolen Men tour dates:

September 17 – Davis, CA @ Villanova House w/ Blhans
September 18 – Oakland, CA @ TBA w/ Baus & Unity
September 19 – TBA
September 20 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern w/ Skygreen Leopards
September 21 – Reno, NV @ TBA
September 22 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
September 23 – Missoula MT @ TBA
September 24 – Spokane WA @ Baby Bar
September 25 – Tacoma, WA @ Real Art
September 28 – Portland OR @ Mississippi Studios w/ Honey Bucket