The Key Studio Sessions: The Hundred Acre Woods
Philly five-piece The Hundred Acre Woods doesn’t fall neatly into a single category. It’s bred in punk scene basements, but the music it writes is rustic and Americana-inspired. You’ll notice nods to folk tradition in its arrangements and multi-part harmonies, but it’s done in a pop-rock context – something that gets further amplified when the band plays live care of Brandon Harrison’s aggressive drumming and Pat Loundas’ rumbling bass.
While they’re not the easiest to pin down – Will Davis plays banjo, Zack Reinhardt plays electric guitar – at the root The Hundred Acre Woods are an undeniably sensitive and thoughtful bunch. In the past they’ve sung about Henry David Thoreau and westward expansion, and in this week’s Key Session singer and songwriter Winthrop Stevens gets self-effacing in the aching “Base of My Heart” and waxes philosophical on family matters in the vibrant “All I Love” (which we have a video for below).
This winter The Hundred Acre Woods released a delightful 7″ called Cold In The Morning on local upstart label Lame-O Records. Word is they are prepping even more new music for release later on this year; they joked recently that a working title is Sunglasses Emoji,”so you know it’s going to be terminally chill.” Dig in to the session below, and keep tabs on the band at its Facebook page.