Jonathan Wilson & The Deep Dark Woods have new albums coming out

by Woody on August 21, 2013


I know the five people that are reading this are asking themselves? Self, why is Woody posting about Jonathan Wilson & The Deep Dark Woods together? Well, in addition to them both phenomenal – Jonathan Wilson produced the 4th effort by The Deep Dark Woods titled Jubilee. Jubilee will be hitting the market on Oct. 1 via Six Shooter Records. We’ve been smitten with DDW for quite some time now. Slowly, they are starting to get their due. In the words of DDW, here is why they chose to work with Wilson.

The desire to translate the intuitive aspects of their live performances to a record led them to producer Jonathan Wilson. As patron saint of the present-day Laurel Canyon folk revival, which breathes new life into California’s richly experimental musical history, Wilson is a going concern in the woozy world of neopsychedelic breakout acts, most notably as producer of Father John Misty’s 2012 success Fear Fun. “His involvement with some musicians who have had an influence on us also tipped us off that maybe this was the right guy. They had a vast knowledge of the equipment and techniques that were used to make some of our favourite records,” Goetz says of the choice to work with Wilson and engineer Bryce Gonzales, who both joined the band during the two-week cabin recording experience.

You can find HearYa sessions with The Deep Dark Woods here and here.


Two weeks later, Jonathan Wilson’s sophomore effort Fanfare is coming out on Bella Union and Downtown Records. For those not familiar with Jonathan Wilson, he is a fantastic talent and producer. Check out the this link to hear him do an unreal cover of Madonna’s La Isla Bonita, complete with War Pigs riff. There are two new songs to sample down below as well as J.J. Cale cover.

There is whole host of people chipping in on this one. Fanfare features vocal and instrumental contributions from many of Wilson’s friends, including Graham Nash, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty), Wilco’s Patrick Sansone, Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith and Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. For Wilson, Fanfare is a celebration of friends and family. Additionally, Wilson and British folk legend Roy Harper co-wrote several songs on the record.

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Ross August 21, 2013 at 10:36 am

Cool. Big Jonathan Wilson fan. Looking forward to both albums.

Margaret August 21, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Brilliant. I saw him at Electric Picnic last year – he and his band are terrific.

Cosmicoldcrowe August 21, 2013 at 9:04 pm

What a pairing in Wilson working with The Deep Dark Woods!

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