22 Jan

Hood, well, they are simply one of the greatest. Hailing from Bristol, England, Hood have been putting out rural noise-pop (much like Flying Saucer Attack was rural psychedelia) since 1994′s epic Cabled Linear Traction. I say noise-pop ’cause they go from beautiful noise to pop and back again. Unfortunately for us, the only MP3 available from their brand new LP Outside Closer is at an unlistenable 48 kbps, so our selections cover an older range, from “Her Innocent Stock of Words,” one of my personal favorites from 1996′s Silent ’88, to softer fare like “Cross the Land.” Many more rare and miscellaneous MP3s are available at the sites listed below.


Cross the Land [MP3, 5.4MB, 160kbps]
Morpeth [MP3, 3.8MB, 160kbps]
They Removed All Trace That Anything Had Ever Happened Here [MP3, 4.9MB, 128kbps]
Houses Tilting Towards the Sea [MP3, 4.4MB, 128kbps]
Her Innocent Stock of Words [MP3, 3.0MB, 128kbps]

  • http://www.pinchworm.com Dan

    There is a legally available MP3 from the new album – here's "The Negatives" from Outside Closer:
    via Largehearted Boy: http://www.largeheartedboy.com/blog/archive/2005/…

  • http://www.opuszine.com/ Jason

    Thanks for posting these. Hood is one of my faves as well.

  • http://blog.thinksmall.nl/ Martijn

    Hood hails from Leeds, not Bristol. It seems to rain a lot more there, which might be one of the reasons why they sound like this :)

  • http://www.3hive.com clay

    Must remember…Hood…Leeds…Flying Saucer Attack…Bristol. And both places get a lot of rain.

  • http://www.myenjoyment.blogspot.com Anthony

    Yo- love your site. I'm new to this blogging, but have loved music forever. Can you tell me how you engineered the MP3's?
    I'd love to be able to offer the same on my blog. Check out some of the records I reviewed (albeit poorly), I think they would make nice additions to your library here.

  • Claire

    i saw hood on sunday night in Belfast, and they were Fan-tastic…the drummer was rather energetic and they were all very stylish and they had nice videos playing behind them…it was an altogether lovely experience, and one i’d rather repeat. I’m afraid i can’t paint a fully comprehensive picture of the gig because i don’t really remember it that well, but i remember having a super fun MEGA time…
    It was part of Northern Irelands Vis-onic festival, by the way…

  • Ágata

    hey, some have the lyric of Her Innocent Stock of Words?
    obs: i only speak portuguese =[