Hailing from Charlottesville, indie-rock sentries The Hill and Wood have been one of Virginia’s most critically adored new-fangled bands for over two years. Led by Boston native Sam Bush, the band has shifted from their folk-pop roots and integrated themselves into a multifaceted and stratified sound comparable at times to the chamber-pop melodies of Belle & Sebastian, at other times the symphonic, orchestral swells of Bishop Allen and Wilco. The music’s firm foundation is Bush’s songwriting, deftly communicating the anxieties of expectation and the malaise of the modern identity, all the while uncovering rare and unexpected moments of relief.
Launching their first and highly anticipated full-length, self-titled album in November, The Hill and Wood is now touring the country. Having taken their time to do it right, their sound has grown professional without losing its sincerity, and they bear out a promising sign for what’s to come.
Sunday night was downright magical. Thanks to Common House for having us for their inaugural Bridge Room Session. 📷@andreahubbell @chcville
Heartfelt congrats to our friends, Lowland Hum, on the release of their amazing new album, Thin. Check it out today! Cville folks, come to their release show at The Southern next Friday.
What a night! Thanks to everyone for coming to the Album Release Show. Packed room, rowdy crowd, all-star band. Feels like a dream! Thanks for the photo, Terri Long!
SOUNDCHECK! // See y'all at 8PM!
Saturday's Album Release Show at The Southern is almost here! Thanks to The Daily Progress for the feature today. Don't mind the serious face - the show's gonna be super fun.
Great writeup in Pulse about the new album the upcoming show: The Hill and Wood Album Release Show Presented by WNRN. Saturday, people!
Klauss opens our Album Release Show at The Southern this Saturday. Handsome guys, handsome tunes. Judge for yourselves on WTJU's "Ye Old Tuesday Afternoon Rocke Show" today from 2-4PM on 91.1 FM.
This review of When You Go is too good not to share. It references practically every influence on the album, from Blaise Pascal to Flaming Lips. Check it out via Mockingbird!
mbird.com If the cover of The Hill and Wood’s brilliant new record, When You Go, looks familiar, that’s because lead singer/songwriter Sam Bush and I share not only a long friendship but an affec…