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Exclusive: Elijah Wood’s All-Vinyl DJ Outfit Wooden Wisdom Will Hit the Road in 2015

Wooden Wisdom, a DJ duo made up of Elijah Wood and Zach Cowie, will embark on a short North American tour in January.

Wooden Wisdom is a DJ supergroup made up of Elijah Wood (Lord of the RingsThe Hobbit) and Zach Cowie, a music business jack-of-all-trades who has managed tours for Joanna Newsom and Devendra Banhart and supervised film soundtracks. The duo formed after discovering a mutual love for spinning vinyl, with Cowie performing as Turquoise Wisdom

In January, Wooden Wisdom will bring their self-described “paradise garage” sound — a groovy mix of ’70s and ’80s disco and house — to a handful of mid-sized clubs and music venues in Miami, Kansas City, Toronto, Brooklyn and Seattle. 

It’s possible you’ve seen Cowie behind the decks before. He’s been DJ-ing since 2001 and toured with Animal Collective and Fleet Foxes. Wood has been experimenting with electronic production since he was a teenager and began to take it more seriously five years ago. For a taste of their sound, check out this live recording of the pair’s set from a recent installment of the The Do Over, a party series that found them performing with D-Nice and De La Soul’s Vincent Mason. 

Elijah Wood and Zach Cowie