"To Clean" from Songs of Shame (2009)
This 7.9 review from Pitchfork is worth quoting for the close parallels to my experience:
When I first caught on to Woods with 2009's Songs of Shame, ... [it] was immediately enjoyable, as it spun together strands of folk-rock, ramshackle indie, and sunshine pop into something that felt handmade and fresh. But listening to it, I didn't peg Woods as the kind of band that would keep turning out remarkably well-realized and consistent albums on a yearly basis... Two years and two full-lengths later, "consistent album band" describes Woods very well.
"Any Other Day" from Sun and Shade (2011)
That review was for the newest one, which is a superb record. Even though I've only seen them the one time, I'm pretty sure they're still a quality live act. After all, they might be the NYCtaper mainstays - with recordings from 8/13/2011, 7/13/2011, 2/4/2011, 6/25/2010, 5/13/2010, 3/12/2010, 6/15/2009, and 2/6/2009. So I've been able to keep up.
Woods is also playing Houston the weekend of Austin Psych Fest - Sunday, 4/29, at Rudyard's. With MMOSS even!
"Death Rattles" from At Echo Lake (2010)
So for the live show, I'm expecting the usual great extended jammed-out version of "I Was Gone." And I'm also hoping to catch a "Military Madness," which is a Graham Nash cover. From the way the daily fest line-ups are listed, it looks like they'll be towards the end of Saturday night, but before Pink Mountaintops, The Telescopes, Olivia Tremor Control, and The Black Lips - although some of those might be on the Beauty Bar stage (or maybe Woods is).
Check it out... Woodsist Festival 2012 (in Big Sur, CA) will feature several Austin Psych 5 alumni - plus Michael Hurley!