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Wooden Wand & The World War IV.
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September 26, 2013 World War IV features what's become James Jackson Toth's own Crazy Horse: a crew of Birmingham, Ala., musicians who lock in like a hound around the neck of a boar. It's all gnarly and distorted and downtrodden, big-men-with-big-feelings kind of stuff.
Wooden Wand's "Sleepwalking After Midnight" is a waltz-time beauty with a pianola's lilting menace.
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November 4, 2010 In "Sleepwalking After Midnight," a waltz-time beauty with a pianola's lilting menace, Wooden Wand delivers us into the titular world of the sleepwalker -- a murky purgatory between unconsciousness and consciousness.
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July 10, 2007 It's easy for a band to sound "rootsy" by simply unplugging the instruments and singing in a manner that's folksy and earnest. It's a little harder to tap into the dark, cryptic, desolate-cornfield aspect of American music, but Wooden Wand's "Delia" does just that.
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