Chances are that there was one album that landed on both Amber and Abby's favorite albums of 2010 list that you hadn't heard of and that album was by the lovliest duo on the west coast, The Woodlands. Abby raved about their album, as did I over at Mezzic, and the consensus was that The Woodlands make the music that dreams are made of. Gentle and melodic, The Woodlands makes the kind of music that makes you want to fall in love, even if love hasn't been so kind to you in the past. Their debut self-titled release is the audible equivilant of rose colored glasses and well worth than $10 it'd take to procure it over at the band's bandcamp.
Now, just because The Woodlands are just that nice, the duo has made their recent remix album, Heavy Hands, availible for the unbeatable price of free! Snag it here!
While it is occasionally jolting to hear The Woodlands songs that I'm so used to hearing at acoustic lullabys now peppered with heavy bass and beats that wouldn't be out of place at a sweat-laden dance party populated with PBR-swilling hipsters clad in the skinniest of jeans and the highest wasted of skirts, the loveliness of songs like "Until The Day Dims" and "Can We Stay" shine through in any capacity. That versatility is perhaps one of The Woodlands best qualities and it isn't hard to imagine "Anymore", the EP's standout remix, sandwiched on a party mix in between... Well... Whatever it is that hip kids that like dance music listen to these days. To be completely honest, I'm clueless. But regardless of what that music might be, I bet The Woodlands remixes would go very well with it!