They landed in Portland, Oregon and set about making their first album. They recorded for a year, tucked away on rainy nights spent in their makeshift bedroom studio - singing and strumming into the folds of blankets and couch pillows. The first eponymous album emerged, and the two began to build their very small musical kingdom.
What now, they asked? What is next? Over the following years Hannah and Samuel have written, recorded and produced several more albums and pursued a handful of other tinkerings (Samuel has an indie folk project called Quiet Arrows and an electronic project Mt. Mineral). Their songs have been featured in over a hundred tv shows, ads, films and documentaries. The Woodlands have circled back around again to Oregon to continue living a simple and quiet life, waiting to be lured yet again by faraway travel and the writing of more songs.