The Wood Brothers Release New Video, "Happiness Jones"


Submitted by -Calabro Music Media Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:09 am

The Wood Brothers have released a new video for "Happiness Jones." Premiered today via Rolling Stone Country (watch here), the song is the second single off their forthcoming studio album, 'One Drop of Truth,' due February 2 via Honey Jar/Thirty Tigers. The 10-track collection is their sixth studio recording to date and was self-produced by the longstanding trio featuring brothers Oliver and Chris Wood along with Jano Rix. "Happiness Jones," available tomorrow (Fri. January 12) on Spotify and all other DSPs, follows the album's striking first single, "River Takes The Town," about which Paste Magazine wrote, "the suspense in the lyrics echoes the tension that's been gripping the U.S. every day for a couple of years now."

Whereas previous outings by The Wood Brothers have often followed a conceptual and sonic through-line, 'One Drop of Truth' dives headfirst into a deep wellspring of sounds, styles and recording approaches, treating each song as if it were its own short film. The plaintive, country-folk of "River Takes the Town" gives way to the The Band-esque Americana soul of "Happiness Jones." The stream of consciousness ballad "Strange As It Seems" floats on a cloud of ethereal beauty, standing in stark contrast to "Sky High"—a Saturday night barnburner built upon stinging slide guitar funk. "Seasick Emotions" is rife with emotional turmoil, yet "Sparkling Wine" is jaunty and carefree. The end result is undeniably The Wood Brothers' most dynamic recording to date.

"Often, when you're making an album in the traditional way, there will be a unifying concept, whether that be in the approach to the music stylistically or in terms of the overall narrative lyrically. And even though there are some themes that revealed themselves later, this one is all over the place," explains Oliver Wood. "What I really love about this record is that each one of these songs has its own little world. There are diverse sounds and vibes from one track to the next."

The Wood Brothers will tour extensively behind 'One Drop of Truth,' including a string of  headline two night stands at Irving Plaza in New York City, Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC,  The Fillmore in San Francisco and Vic Theatre in Chicago. They'll also make stops at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville with Valerie June, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado with Devil Makes Three and DelFest 2018 in Cumberland, MD.

Tour Schedule

Jan. 25 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theatre
Jan. 26 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
Jan. 27 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
Jan. 28 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Jan. 30 - Albany, NY - The Egg (Sold Out)
Jan. 31 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Feb. 1 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Feb. 2 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
Feb. 3 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Feb. 10 - Miami Beach, FL - Groundup Music Festival
Feb. 21 - Phoenix, AZ - MIM Music Theater (Sold Out)
Feb. 22 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
Feb. 23 - Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theatre
Feb. 24 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Feb. 25 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Feb. 27 - Arcata, CA - Kate Buchanan Room
Feb. 28 - Ashland, OR - Southern Oregon University
Mar. 1 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
Mar. 2 - Seattle, WA - Neptune
Mar. 17 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
Apr. 11 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Apr. 12 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
Apr. 13 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
Apr. 14 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
Apr. 15 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Apr. 17 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Ballroom
Apr. 18 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
Apr. 19 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
Apr. 20 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theater
Apr. 22 - Charlotte, NC - Tuck Fest 2018
May 25 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre 
May 27 - Cumberland, MD - DelFest 2018