“Some musical artists are clearly defined in their sound and their genre. Others opt to jump from style to style. The members of Woodbine Falls have combined their musical influences into a distinctive blend that makes them stand out from the crowd.”
"Have you ever eaten an incredible meal at a restaurant and been unable to figure out what made it taste so good? What combination of ingredients, spices, and artistry went into creating it? That's the culinary parallel to what it's like listening to Woodbine Falls. The band is a New York City-based group formed two years ago by Laura Kivlen, lead singer, and Eric Cecil, electric guitarist, after some years of performing on their own. Good instincts and good fortune prevailed, because they were joined by Kaori Fujii Cecil on flute and Ray Cetta on stand up bass. Ray suggested (quite rightly) that drummer Coleman Bartels would be perfect for the sound that they wanted. What is that sound? Avant-indie music with an eclectic mix of jazz, folk, blues and classical influences. There is seriously good musicianship here, and the band is incredibly versatile."
"Chase the Blue", Woodbine Falls' brand new video, defies designation with the atypical sounds of flute, upright bass, electric guitar, drums and haunting female vocals. Beautiful and hallucinogenic imagery compliments the music for a full visceral experience. Turn off the lights, put on your headphones, and enjoy! For more tracks off of their self titled debut EP, and to see the original cover artwork by NYC's own Erik Jones, please go to woodbinefalls.com
"Woodbine Falls released two killer CDs last year: 'Chase the Blue' and 'Woodbine Falls.' NME recently had an exclusive interview with the band and is currently featuring two of their music videos. On October 10, Woodbine Falls was showcased by Riffslinger at Cafe Wha? in CBGB's famed music and film festival, where the band received a standing ovation. Woodbine Falls is clearly building some powerful momentum on the music scene. If you treat yourself to their music, you'll hear Laura's sensual voice flow powerfully amidst shifting dynamics and mixed meters on drums, bass, and guitar. Eric, Ray, and Coleman seem completely at ease riffing off each other despite the music's complexity. Kaori on flute creates an ethereal, classic presence that colors the band's overall sound. My favorite tunes are 'Lunatic,' a free-flowing, haunting tune with a psychedelic vibe and 'Seaside,' a beautifully-crafted soundscape that feels like an expansive musical haiku.
"Here is a shot of the newest cover Im working on, its actually an album cover for a local band here in NYC, Woodbine Falls. They are awesome live, its hard to say that about bands no-a-days."
“Our lead singer got a shout out from her boyfriend, Corwin Kave! "Status: Dating the lead singer of NYC indie band Woodbine Falls"”