WATCHER’S WOODS: Decay: CDEP

I went to bat for Watcher’s Woods before and I am continuing to bat for their radical eco goth thing, which I realize is not a great descriptor. They’re gloomy, catchy post-punks blocking the opening of an environmentally damaging open-pit taconite mine. They’re doing psychedelics in the woods, they’re quitting their jobs, and they love animals. And their EP comes inside a folded-up piece of paper. It feels like they passed it to me in study hall. They should be huge and playing with Merchandise or something, though maybe where we really need them is in the trees with binoculars saving the local hillside or valley from corporate death. –Matt Werts (Self-released, watcherswoods.bandcamp.com)