The Wood Floors
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Catwalks... In the 60's and 70's, now glorified icons like the Beach Boys and the Beatles churned out two albums, on average, a year. Since then, the modern touring band has struggled to push a new decent release every two or three years. In contrast to the hellishly marketed majors, The Wood Floors have dropped nine albums in three years, ostensibly as a part-time project. The problem with the Floors' mounting cannon is not qualitative, but a question of how to approach such a prolific entity. Many define their lives by the music they listen to. Chris Howe defines his by the music he creates. Yes, he is prolific, but that is irrelevant. Catwalks is vintage Floors, choc-full of catchy hooks, intelligent lyrics, and insight. The Floors' world is a world of material aesthetic, of male insecurity and the soaring power of female sexuality. Howe's protagonists are the girls who know they can cripple men with barely a look. He rails for and against these girls. Howe puts a mirror to the face of pop culture, but realises he is still trapped in its cage. His off-kilter delivery and songwriting approach is reminiscent of Dylan, Dulli, Damon Albarn, and Robin Auld all at once. There is a lot of mediocrity in the northeast scene, a lot of mediocrity getting a lot of play. Here is an artist who walks the walk, and doesn't say a single thing about it. Essential, thoughtful, brilliant pop music. Must have. - Echo


Discography

Everything Is Nothing-the motion picture soundtrack
Release date 1/23/08

also available:

2003 - The Bitter End
2003 - Cursory Interest
2003 - Violence
2003 - Knowing Girls
2004 - For Rodriguez
2004 - Girls Inc.
2005 - Divorce Sale
2006 - Every Act Of Pleasure
2006 - Catwalks In The Coliseum
2006 - Enfant Terrible
2006 - Your Girlfriend
2007 - Oh Your Sandals Really Do Feel Good
2007 - Pale White Girls
2007 - Pure Country
2007 - Real Love
2007 - The Damage Is Already Done
2007 - These Streets Won't Lead You Home

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As one of the very few bands creating a hybrid between old and new, The Wood Floors have worked extremely hard to make music that truly reflects each of its current members. Creating that sound has not been easy. When originally formed in 2003 by Singer/Guitarist Chris Howe, The Wood Floors was considered “a work in progress” as he wrote a plethora of songs with as diverse of a style as the many musicians he worked with when trying to find the right chemistry before settling on the current line-up. Often referred to as “new and improved”, The Wood Floors have since spent a lot of time in rehearsal revamping and refreshing their sound. Finding a commonality amongst musicians as diverse as The Wood Floors has not been easy seeing that each member brings so much history, experience, and personality to the table. However The Wood Floors have mastered it.

Since the first rehearsal, Singer/Guitarist Chris Howe and drummer John MacArthur established an instant friendship and musical chemistry that is instantly apparent in their music. A chance meeting reacquainted MacArthur with Lead Guitarist Chris Saunders while in grad school. MacArthur and Saunders had both previously gradated from UMASS Lowell with degrees in Music Education. Although they had never played together in a band before, they have known each other for many years. Rounding out the lineup is Neal Byles, originally hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Neal played guitar and sang in the retro-alternative band “Disciples of Orange” with MacArthur before making the switch to bass, and joining The Wood Floors not only filling out the low end, but adding his voice and quick-witted sense of humor to the mix.

When it was time to go into the studio, The Wood Floors did not have to travel very far. Not only is Chris Howe the singer/guitarist for the band, but he also is a whiz in the Recording studio. The Wood Floors album is entirely recorded and produced in Howe’s basement recording studio. The result is an album that showcases the sound that The Wood Floors have developed and refined as time moves forward. With Howe at the helm, The Wood Floors have been able to put down on record their unique brand of pop/alternative rock and as stated in a review by “the Noise”, creates the powerful sort of bad magic you are looking for… The Wood Floors seamless blend of light and dark utilizing melodic tensions, energetic hooks, and moody lyrics yields a sound that is truly original, and a performance that is not to be missed!

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