|1||Back To Land||5:17|
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|THRILL 351||Wooden Shjips||Back To Land (LP, Album, Ltd, Pin + 7", Single, Ltd)||Thrill Jockey||THRILL 351||US||2013|
|THRILL 351||Wooden Shjips||Back To Land (LP, Album, Ltd, Pin)||Thrill Jockey||THRILL 351||US||2013|
|THRILL 351||Wooden Shjips||Back To Land (LP, Ltd, Whi)||Thrill Jockey||THRILL 351||US||2013|
|Thrill 351||Wooden Shjips||Back To Land (Cass, Album, Ltd)||Thrill Jockey||Thrill 351||US||2013|
|THRILL 351||Wooden Shjips||Back To Land (LP, Album)||Thrill Jockey||THRILL 351||US||2013|
With each consecutive release, the band has found new ways of transforming heady psychedelic rock into minimalist masterpieces, bridging the gap between the woozy freeness of Les Rallizes Denudes and Crazy Horse and the tightly wound simplicity of Suicide and the Velvet Underground
Wooden Shjips’ fourth album heads further into the earthier direction of its 2011 predecessor, West, and casts even more radiant rays of Golden State sunshine onto the band’s once-foreboding hypno-drone-rock. So it’s doubly ironic that the most conventionally rendered track on Back to Land is also its most revelatory: With the closing Everybody Knows, Wooden Shjips embark on their maiden voyage into melancholic (if still fuzzed-out) balladry, and it’s a rewarding one at that. As usual, frontman Ripley Johnson’s words are barely decipherable above the song's Crazy Horse haze, but the affecting, crestfallen feeling he invests in his performance cuts through loud and clear.
San Francisco’s Wooden Shjips have some mightily impressive facial fuzz. Guitarist Ripley Johnson is the most hardcore, with his grizzled beard and moustache, but the rest of his his group are hardly letting the side down: between them they’ve got (at last count) two beards, a moustache and an impressive pair of Victorian-style mutton chop sideburns. Even the packaging of their fourth album ‘Back to Land’ is exactly the kind of thing you’d expect from a band this beardy: never mind the Crosby, Stills And Nash-inspired band name, how about the ‘Led Zeppelin III’-referencing cover art? But while ‘Back to Land’ is decidedly acid-fried, it’s sleeker and more sublime than you might think, with an irresistible forward thrust that owes more to Neu! than to The Grateful Dead.
Band Name Wooden Shjips. Album Name Back to Land. Released date 12 November 2013. Labels Thrill Jockey Records. Music StylePsychedelic Rock. Members owning this album1.
For a band of cloudy-eyed cosmonaut warlocks, Wooden Shjips sure do sound friendly, and they’re only getting friendlier with time. But even then, there was a melodic heft to those circular rhythms; they weren’t interested in testing anyone’s patience. On 2011’s West, the band’s third album and their first recorded in an actual studio, they tamed some of their.
Wooden Shjips hit the road again in Europe hitting select festivals and major cities, wowing crowds with their heavy blast of unique grooves in support of their acclaimed album Back To Land. Catch them when you can! 05/29/2014 Dudingen, Switzerland @ Bad Bonn Kilbi. 05/30/2014 Nimes, France @ This is not a Love Song. 05/31/2014 Lyon, France @ Nuits Sonores. 06/02/2014 Paris, France @ Glazart. 06/03/2014 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom.
This is the 6th full length album from the band and their second on Thrill Jockey Records, following their 2011 effort, West. The band cites their influences ranging from Les Rallizes Denudes and Crazy Horse to Suicide and the Velvet Underground. There's certainly a great balance of interesting guitar and keyboard textures over groovy hard driving rhythms. Back To Land is basically a clinic on laying warm fuzzy guitar sounds over a tight groove