So Farmer’s Corner sounds like a reaction to that album, both in process and in result. Where Blood Oaths broods, Corner is bright and sometimes even defiantly optimistic. Where the former took pains to reimagine blues and roots tropes, the latter is enjoyably modest and seems to take no small joy in the simple act of making music. Rather than book time in a professional studio and suffer the usual tedium of a recording session, Toth took a piecemeal approach to crafting Farmer’s Corner. He recorded whenever and wherever the muse struck: St. Louis, Nashville, Lexington, Kentucky. The first Wooden Wand album actually produced by Toth, it’s no lo-fi loaf, but a woolly collection of rustic folk tunes, some electrified but most austerely acoustic. It sounds tossed off in the best way: loose, breezy, seemingly impromptu, with little calculation and even less fuss.
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Wooden Wand is the stage name of singer-songwriter James Jackson Toth, who has recorded under his given name as well as the name WAND. The style of music recorded by Toth and his many incarnations has drawn on a variety of both conventional and experimental folk and rock influences, including psychedelic folk, freak folk and indie. Though he was a significant player in the New Weird America trend of the early to mid-2000s along with Devendra Banhart, Akron/Family, Joanna Newsom, and collaborators. Farmer's Corner CD/LP (Fire Records). Clipper Ship (May 2017).
Toth’s latest, Farmer’s Corner is a return to Wooden Wand’s bread and butter: elliptical, leisurely paced gothic folk-rock, custom-made for slate-gray Sunday afternoons. Written, recorded and produced on the road when the spirit struck Toth, six of the album’s nine tracks clock in at north of five minutes, though nothing here feels jammy or excessive, as Toth spins cosmic twang on the opener Alpha Dawn (triangulating Beachwood Sparks, Mark Pickerel and the Anomoanon). The lone misstep here is when Toth breaks the album’s otherwise-hypnotic spell with the out-and-out rocker Adie, but even that can be forgiven. He’s been doing this for nearly a decade, riding the neo-folk wave of the mid-aughts and Farmer’s Corner is a great place to start investigating a quiet master of a quiet genre. 7. Seth's 'Clyde Fans' and the Revolving Slowdown of a Declining Business.
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|A3||When The Trail Goes Cold|
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|FIRECD334||Wooden Wand||Farmer's Corner (CD, Album)||Fire Records||FIRECD334||Europe||2014|
|FIRECD334||Wooden Wand||Farmer's Corner (CD, Album, Promo)||Fire Records||FIRECD334||UK||2014|