White Woods: Big Talking
White Woods is the alias for Julia Kugel, better known for her work as the guitarist and vocalist for Atlanta?s riotous garage rockers The Coathangers. Under her solo moniker, Kugel delivered a heartfelt blend of golden-oldies and subdued Americana with her debut single on Suicide Squeeze last year. Now Kugel is back with another two-song White Woods offering, exploring the same kind of sultry vintage sounds that made her first 7? so special. The A-side, ?Big Talking?, takes The Coathangers? attitude, unplugs it from the amps, and delivers its admonishment with a graceful AM radio vibe. On theflipside, ?Corner Town? conjures the sex and strut of David Lynch?s pop-culture nods to ?50s. The newest White Woods songs are available digitally worldwide or on a 7? limited to 500 copies (100 glow in the dark, 400 black) with an accompanying download code.
White Woods: Where Did You Go
Guitarist/vocalist Julia Kugel established her chops with Atlanta's The Coathangers, winning audiences over with her deceptively clever hooks and propulsive upbeat energy. But as the band put more notches on their touring and recording belt, it became clear that there was more to their repertoire than jagged guitar lines and infectious charm. Asserting her abilities as a thoughtful and nuanced songwriter, Kugel offers up her debut solo offering under the name White Woods. The project provides the kind of soulful introspective pop The Coathangers hinted at with songs like "Go Away", but delivered in a context without the juxtaposition of the band's barnburner garage rock numbers. The songs showcase Kugel's beguiling forays into forlorn Americana and smoky, subdued blues. Limited to 500 (100 lavender, 400 black vinyl) worldwide.