Woods are a bedroom-act-turned-full-blown-rock-band from Brooklyn that specialize in psychedelic revelations. Their folksy, rustic sounds are a calming, relatable way to suck you into their world of cosmic wonder and make you ponder the more rhythmic, pertinent questions about life. With either a single plucked guitar or an eclectic hodgepodge of jazz instruments, Jeremy Earle and his striking falsetto have a uniquely offbeat charm, one that makes you want share a spliff with a good friend and just think hard about anything at all.
If this sort of zoning-in-to-sone-out sounds like an activity that you are keen on for summer 2016, then you are in luck! Woods have handpicked a perfect summer playlist full of upbeat tunes, sun-dappled rock songs, contemplative folk tracks, and meandering jams alike. In many ways, the mix below—which contains tracks by Leonard Cohen, the Rolling Stones, the Clean, the Misfits, and many more—is a perfect distillation of Woods’ sonic proclivities. Each of the tracks included should take you down a different rabbit hole as you mentally prepare for another sunny season in the Northern Hemisphere.
Let us know what you think of Woods’ playlist in the comments below, and what would be on your perfect summer playlist? You can also pick up the band’s latest album, City Sun Eater in the River of Light right here.
Matt Grosinger is the music editor of Nerdist and *highly* recommends you take a deep dive into Woods’ discography.