Wooden Shjips – V. (LP+MP3)

Image: 1618415 Wooden Shjips, long-time leaders of the contemporary psychedelic
movement, expand their sound with V. On their ffth album the quartet
of Ripley Johnson (Moon Duo), Omar Ahsanuddin, Dusty Jermier,
and Nash Whalen augment their already rich sound with laid back,
classic summer songs. Inspired by the tumult of the modern world,
and the desire to offer a contrasting vision of peace, the band has
created a record that flters their trademark hypnotic grooves through
an optimistic lens, resulting in music that is bright and vital.
Each song shimmers with a distinctly Wooden Shjips sound, a relaxed
summer vibe. This was a conscious choice, an atmospheric goal that
in?uenced nearly every detail: the tones, the delay types and reverbs
used, as well as the synthesizer elements that color the songs.
The band’s members collectively share a love of classic rock from
the Velvet Underground to Neil Young, as well as more overt love
of the San Francisco scene of the 60’s. This commonality in their
formative musical years binds them even as they live in different
cities. Wooden Shjips has with V. created the most concise, laid
back songs of their career. Their music is a balm of sorts, a respite
from the insanity that, through its regenerative abilities, empowers
continued, calm resistance. A reminder of the simple power of peace
and beauty, V. is brimming with optimism and a peaceful energy,
aptly timed for release at the height of spring.

1. Eclipse
2. In The Fall
3. Red Line
4. Already Gone
5. Staring At The Sun
6. Golden Flower
7. Ride On

On their higly anticipated ffth album Wooden Shjips
augment their already rich sound with laid back,
classic summer songs
Wooden Shjips have clearly cemented themselves as
leaders of the contemporary psychedlic movement
and have remained consistent top-sellers
Lead single “Staring At The Sun” quickly hit 200K
streams and has been played extensively on both
BBC6 and KEXP as well as being selected for Mojo and
Uncut’s playlists
The band will tour extensively in support
V. was recorded at Type Foundry by Jason Powers (The
Decemberists, Moon Duo, Scout Niblett) and mixed by
Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin Bajas, Circuit des Yeux)
LP version packaged with full color artworked inner
sleeve and free download card. White color vinyl is
limited edition and exclusive to indie stores in Europe
CD version in four panel mini-LP style gatefold package
“More than just a career high-water mark for the band,
it stands proud within the feld of psychedelic music.”
– The Quietus on Back To Land
“Back To Land is also centered and relaxed and open,
almost pastoral. It’s music conceived for interior
spaces but in?uenced by open-air ones.”
– The New York Times on Back To Land Erhältlich ab 25.05.2018

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