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Blood Oaths of the New Blues
"Blood Oaths of the New Blues is the Sunday morning 'wake and bake' record to last year's critically acclaimed Briarwood's Saturday night revelry. With his once-every-five-years proper rock and roll record out of his system, James Jackson Toth, aka Wooden Wand, retreated back to Alabama to record this spooky, heady follow-up: an album that demands close attention. This is music for quiet reflection and shares a worldview more in line with noise and doom metal artists than it does summer of love casualties and beach burnouts. Every Wooden Wand album trounces expectations, and Blood Oaths of the New Blues, thankfully, doesn't break that trend."